China SoulZouk – 16.-17.09.2017 club training

Once again, Dança Alegria is thrilled and honored to have one of the Icons of Brazilian Zouk, well-known under the name China SoulZouk, straight from Brazil as guest teacher in Berlin. Get ready for a weekend filled with an abundance of inspirations, numerous aha-moments and lots of knowledge about the human body while having fun dancing Zouk!

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to improve your (Soul)Zouk skills!



– Workshops in La Mambita:
14:00 – 15:30 –> 1,5h Improvers
15:30 – 16:30 –> 1h Movers
16:30 – 18:00 –> 1,5 Pros*
– Party in La Mambita:
21:00 – 2:00 –> Zouk Party

– Workshops in La Mambita:
14:00 – 15:30 –> 1,5h Improvers
15:30 – 16:30 –> 1h Movers
16:30 – 18:00 –> 1,5 Pros*
– After Party in Soda
19:00 – 20:00 –> Zouk Open Class
20:00 – 2:00 –> Zouk Party



Saturday @ La Mambita, Mehringdamm 33, backyard 2nd entrance
21:00-02:00, entrance fee: 5€

Sunday @ Soda Club, Kulturbrauerei, Knaackstr. 97
19:00-20:00, entrance fee: 6€ incl. 1h Zouk class and party
20:00-02:00, entrance fee: 6€ incl. 3€ drink coupon



FREE for Dança Alegria members!!!
(read below how to become member)

All-in Pass* (8h)
# all workshops + Saturday Party, 65€

Improver Pass (5h)
# 2 Improvers workshops + 2 Movers workshops + Saturday Party, 50€

Pro Pass* (5h)
# 2 Pro workshops + 2 Movers workshops + Saturday Party, 50€

Day Pass* (4h)
# one day only, 3 workshops, 40€



Private classes are a great way to speed up your learning! China is also available for privates in Berlin during the weekend 15-17 September 2017. Contact us at for more information on times and prices.


China began his dance career at Jaime Aroxa’s dance academy in 1994, only 16 years old. He started in Samba de Gafieira, going through several dance styles until he settled in zouk. Within ten years he developed a particular dancing manner and, after winning the trophy ‘best of the year’’ in the zouk category in Rio de Janeiro in 2004, China started teaching the dance in 2005 and continues. He has been a teacher and guest in dozens congress and workshops in Brazil and all over the world, and along with his best students he is still improving the methodology and techniques for SoulZouk, and keeps its community together on the website

The SoulZouk concept was formed by the dancer’s perspective rather than the perception of the public. The way of dancing Zouk that China developed explored in a broad way the body’s proximity, the leading with diverses body parts (movement leading with the hands, elbows, arms, back, hips, legs and head) and the style musicality out of the common rhythm.

Named by many as a different Zouk style, to China himself it is just a methodology to dance: ‘The music is the same, the basics steps are the same, the spins are the same, the movements are the same. What changes is the way of doing, seeking more comfort by exploring the body’s kinetic energy and by understanding the biomechanics of dance.

Today, SoulZouk is a set of techniques associated to a methodology for Zouk dance, taught by China himself and teachers formed by him and Luciana Guinle. This practice explore the dancers contact, their perception and prioritizes the comfort and pleasure of dance.

Curious and want to get to know more about Dança Alegria and become a member (even if you don´t live in Berlin!)? Visit:

* to participate in Pro workshops you need to have at least 2 years of Zouk experience