Introduction - our mission

When we started dancing - zouk community welcomed us very warmly. Zouk dancers were always smiling to each other and were happy to see new people who started dancing. We would love the standards that we got to know couple of years ago on european dance floors to be the part of our zouk culture. Schedule of our Navy Zouk festival is aimed mostly for intermediate dancers but of course dancers of all levels are welcome!

Terms and Conditions of Navy Zouk Festival 2019
Navy zouk is a great opportunity to:
  • spend the last weekend of holidays by the seaside (22 VIII - 26 VIII 2019)
  • dance many hours of zouk with well-known and to-be friends
  • attend inspiring zouk workshops in a friendly and chilled-out atmosphere with great international instructors
What is worth knowing about Navy Zouk event?
  • There is a limit of 100 fullpasses and 150 partypasses
  • We will aim to keep ratio of 50% leaders and 50% followers
  • Workshops will take place on Saturday and Sunday

DJs

DJ Anushri

#1 Girl - Brazilian zouk Girl DJ in London. Guest DJ for various Zouk parties in London UK and also in Europe.

DJ SoulZ

His nickname SoulZ comes from his dancing philosophy of SoulZouk which was developed by China in Rio de Janeiro. He is devoted follower of this methodology and endeavours to to deliver it with his music on the dancefloor. In 2012 SoulZ discovered Zouk and a year later was able to share his passion for this music at parties in London. Now he is playing all over Europe.

DJ EaZZy V

Vladimir Trofimov - Riga, Latvia.
DJ EaZZy V from Riga, Latvia. He started learning to dance zouk on January 2015. He became zouk DJ on 2016. He really likes DJing as well as giving dancers a really tasty zouk music.
Among many parties he had opportunity to play he is particulary proud of helping with music side of Lithuanian growing festiwals. As he mentions last year he was honour and had pleasure to play sets on weekends with Shandy and Pasty in Lithuania. DJ EaZZy V hopes you will also enjoy his sets.

DJ LionX

In mid 90s LionX began his DJ career where he mainly focused on HipHop, Pop and House music. When he discovered Zouk he simply fell in love with not only the dance, but the music too. He seeks to put his own identity into Zouk music by remixing tracks into his unique style, thus entertaining all dancers with his music. To date he has DJ'd at many congresses and festivals all over the World including Zouktime!, Dutch Zouk Congress, Zouk Libre and Zurich Zouk Congress.

Teachers

Alex Lima

Alex Lima is the best when it comes to salsa, zouk and samba dancing. Born in the city of São Paulo (Brazil), city where people live constantly within their own limits. Alex started dancing at a very young age and, in 1998, when he arrived to Paris he was introduced to french dancing! Working and teaching he started to become recognized by his magical, captivating and musical salsa dance routines. In France, he started to brand his dance style now known as “Brazil Style Salsa”, a mix of Latin American and Brazilian dance rhythms (Gafieira, LambaZouk, Forró, Samba Rock, Samba Pagode, Kizomba...) The hallmark of his dance is his unbelievable footworks and his incredible musicality. Dancing to the hits of the music is his passion!

Living in Paris, he is teaching in the biggest Clubs and in the most prestigious dance studios. Alex has travelled throughout the world and appeared in commercials and films: “Victoires de la musique”, Kellog’s, Nike Dance Gallery (NikeWomen), DisneyLand Latino Festival, Théâtre du Châtelet. An instructor as well a performer, Alex Lima is one of the most famous Brazilian dancer in the world.

Alex Lima - Zouk teacher

Hoi & Anamé

Hoi & Anamé will be sharing with you the 3 key aspects of social dance; physical, emotional & social aspects. These learnable skills goes beyond how to dance, it helps you shape your community and ensure a healthy growth & safe place for dancers. At Gdansk, you’ll be learning:
✅ How to dance in togetherness
✅ How to make any partners comfortable
✅ How to connect physically & emotionally
✅ Understanding boundaries

Join Hoi & Anamé as they guide you through your dance journey to become GREAT social dancers so you can enjoy many more amazing dances for both you and any partners.

Hoi & Anamé - Zouk teachers

Irina and Kostya

Kostya Kireev (DJ Ice), Minsk, Belarus. Keen teacher and zouk DJ at the parties. Started to dance zouk in 2011. The participant of all the instructor courses at Brazouka dance school in Mosсow (Leandro and Masha Oliveira), participant of number and number of zouk festivals and intensives. Teaches zouk in Minsk starting 2013.

Iryna Akunevich, Minsk, Belarus. 7 years of classic choreography school in childhood. Started to dance zouk in 2013. Kostya’s student. Participant of some instructors’ courses at Brazouka dance school in Moscow (Leandro and Masha Oliveira). Teaches zouk in Minsk together with Kostya starting 2015.

Katarzyna Góraj

Kasia's dance journey started over 10 years ago and led through various styles of salsa, bachata and African dances to end up with zouk. This experience let her collect sound knowledge on human body mobility, movement control, balance and mussles tension in a dance.
She gives high importance to good basics, clear leading and precise folowing, partner awarness and leader vs.s follower responsibilities on the dance floor. In social dancing she celebrates joy of building connection through music, movement and touch.

Stephan

He had many debuts outside of Europe at the famous Berg’s Congress, the Zouk Infinity Brazilian Beach Festival and the biggest ZOUK Festival in Asia, Zouk S.E.A.
He has also helped to launch the Zouk scene in Dresden and is involved in growing the Zouk scene in Germany.

Stephan - Dj LionX

Alex

Alexandra comes from town in the south of Poland - Bielsko-Biała. She’s been connected to dance since her childhood years where her first dance steps happened on the ballroom floor. Those first experiences with the dance world sparked the everlasting love. Over the years Alexandra tried her hand at different dance styles like Hip-hop, reggeaton or salsa, but it was Brazilian Zouk she fell in love almost immediately.

Today, as a dancer, she constantly improves her skills, adding great importance to the technique and fluidity of the movement, making it more sensual and seductive. Her life motto is "if you can dream, you can do it".

Privately, she fulfills herself as a photographer, coloring her reality in her own way.
Dancing allows her to express emotions, and photography gives them the opportunity to capture them for longer – for Alexandra, the perfect combination.

Aleksandra Damek

Schedule - comming soon...

Venue

Address of the venue: Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. (shipyard) - ul. Rotterdamska 9 street, Gdynia

Gdynia Port - sala widowiskowa - Navy Zouk 4

Accommodation and hotels

We highly recommend Sea hostel. You will reach it in a 15-minute walk and in the morning you will be welcomed with breakfast (included in price). We even have a special discount code in Sea Hostel for you: Please quote "Navy Zouk" while booking rooms to get them cheaper (please book directly in the hostel, not via booking.com)

Organizers and Partners of Navy Zouk 2019

Anna & Marcin Grzybowscy

We got to know zouk some years ago, it didn’t appeal to us at first, but later on it become one our of ways to create happy life. We organize Navy Zouk in order to bring ideas and emotions to other dancers that we discovered in this dance many years ago. We would love this festival to be sentimental and workshops together with parties to be addition to a family-like feelings.

Anna & Marcin Grzybowscy

Ewa Nawalska

Ewa loves zouk with all her heart and is always keen on supporting zouk-3-City with her work and smile. Ewa made many partners understand what is important in zouk and that it is worth getting to know this dance more and more everyday. Thank to Ewa’s support we are able to organize Navy Zouk even more interesting. Her identifications are unicorns surrounding her everywhere. You can always count on her in any emergencies as well as on her smile and good talk.

Ewa Nawalska

Aleksandra Pniewska

Ola is responsible for art concepts and registration process.

Kamila Stelmarczyk

Kamila has a simple life philosophy- Life is too short not to enjoy it that’s why in 2016 she decided to take dance classes. Started with salsa,bachata and kizomba she decided to take zouk class convinced by her mentor and she fell completely in love. She tries to share that love with everybody. Kamila speaks french so les francophones feel free to ask her questions!

Kamila Stelmarczyk

Alicja Wika

Alicja is a person always willing to give the unconditional help to the others. Constantly taking initiative to organize, coordinate or to do something by herself. She is fascinated with discovering the incredible beauty of the dancing world. Spicy Mexican and Italian food is her first love. If Alicja seems angry, that always means she's hungry.

Alicja Wika

Raisa Kor

Raisa is our Ambassador / event partner who is responsible for taking care of groups. She is here to help with Visa queries and accommodation for groups

Raisa

We organized till now

  • Royal Festival 2012

    First polish festival with a dance floor only for 100% Zouk. We wanted to share our love to Zouk and together with zouk community from Kielce and Warsaw contribute to popularize this dance in Poland.

    Royal Zouk and Kizomba Festival
  • Royal Festival 2013

    Second edition of the festival where Zouk and Kizomba had separate workshops’ paths as well as dance floors.



    Royal Zouk and Kizomba festival 2

Prices

We are happy to introduce to you:
  • 100 fullpasses - you can register on your own or with a partner
  • 150 partypasses (dancers from outside of 3city will have priority)

When you register with a partner (leader + follower) you can choose Couple FullPass and the price is lower

Our aim - 50/50 rule: Our aim is to keep a good leaders-followers ratio - we will try to keep workshops and parties balanced with 50% leaders and 50% followers. We reserve the right to pause the registration for one of the groups when there are too many leaders or followers registered.

How to register?

To register please fill in the registration form (click here) !
You will be given bank details for the payment in our confirmation email after we receive your form.

Terms and Conditions of Navy Zouk 2019

Price table

  • Single FullPass
  • till 8 March till 5 May -
  • 79 euro / 333 zł 85 euro / 357 zł - -
  • Couple FullPass - price per person
  • till 8 March till 5 May -
  • 71 euro / 299 zł 75 euro / 315 zł -
  • Couple PartyPass - price per person If you a leader we will find follower for you
  • till 8 March till 2 April till 5 May -
  • 39 euro / 159 zł 41 euro / 169 zł 43 euro / 179 zł -

See you there!

Navy Zouk 2

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