Samba is an energetic and rhythmical dance from Brazil. the Samba is considered the dance of celebration and joy at Carnival celebrations in Rio. Samba is a sexy, energetic and spectacular Dance! It is the ultimate show style, with exotic Batucada drum rhythms, fast intricate footwork, sensual body movement and spectacular costumes. There are many different styles of Brazilian Samba including: Samba no pe (foot samba - the most popular and traditional form), Samba de Gafieira, Samba Pagode and Samba Axe (a choreographed and energetic solo style combining elements of Samba no pe and aerobics which is very entertaining!
At Kokoloco we teach traditional Brazilian Samba no pé and focus on teaching challenging choreographies, and providing amazing performance opportunities to take your Samba technique to the next level!
Come and see why Zumba is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting dance and fitness programs around the world. You will not only love it, but you will feel the difference.
Zumba is a fantastic and high energy class combining Latin rhythms with cardiovascular exercise to create exciting routines that are fun and easy to follow. Inspired by Latin dance and music, Zumba fitness incorporates a variety of different styles including Cumbia, Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton, Samba, Flamenco and more to create your perfect workout!
It is a super fun class that will burn fat, tone and sculpt your body whilst teaching to dance at the same time!
Zumba is an entry level class, suitable for both beginners and experienced dancer. Either way we're going to make you sweat!
Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping. At Kokoloco we bring to you the music found in the streets of Central America, Reggaeton and Dancehall.
Reggaeton music originated in Panama in the 1980s. By the 1990s it had spread to Puerto Rico, where the youth now claim Reggaeton as a musical genre of their own. Reggaeton music has a mixture of Jamaican and Latin American influences, blended with Hip Hop and Electronica beats.
Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s. Initially dancehall was a more sparse version of reggae than the roots style, which had dominated much of the 1970s.
Burlesque is a great dance style that is the perfect combination of dance and drama, designed to entertain the audience with both sassiness and sexiness.
Burlesque can be quite theatrical, often using props like chairs, fans, extravagant costumes that are playfully used throughout the performance. At Kokoloco you will learn the art of tease, the classic bump and grind, shimmy, shaking and swirling and channel your inner drama queen all in a fun, positive and support environment.
Enrolment in Kokoloco's group class/es valid for the next available full (8 week) term. New starters are welcome until the end of the second week of a term, if you purchase after that, we ask that you wait for the next term to begin.
Shines refer to solo steps often performed with the popular latin dance styles: Salsa and Bachata. Both styles when dancing shines, emphasise use of the arms, body and feet, creating a sexy and sleek movement to different accents in the music. It's a fun way to learn to dance without the need for a partner and if you like to 'shine' on your own when going out social dancing.
latin dance for kids
It's not just the adults who get to have fun with latin dancing, we have some great opportunities for kids to dance as well no the whole family can dance together!
We find kids really love the classes, we offer Brazilian Samba for girls and Zumba fitness for both girls and boys. They are great for building coordination, strength, fitness, confidence and making friends! Most importantly it introduces them to a different music culture other than mainstream media. We give them lots of positive encouragement and performance opportunities in an non-competitive environment. This is aimed for children between the ages of 5 to 12 years old.