Kizomba is an Angolan dance that has become very popular in recent years. It is usually danced in a couple but it can also be danced women only, also known as Lady Style. Check out our today’s video of a Kizomba lady style group showing you just how good lady style can look when danced in a large group.
Kizomba has a huge amount of variation, but you can go quite far by learning just the basic steps. In fact, in social dancing, many couples can get through a whole night dancing the basic steps and nothing else. Of course they will look a bit different depending on the music and the mood, but in essence that’s what they dance and knowing basics is usually enough to have lots of great time on the dance floor.
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Kizomba Basic Steps
These steps were taken from a great resource that shows you the 40 steps of kizomba, so do check them out if you want to learn more. Another great article with video examples to tackle kizomba basic steps you can find on our website by following the link.
Kizomba Basic One
This is known as the 1-2 steps movement. It involves lifting your right leg and then your left leg (your feet stay on the floor the entire time) alternately and in time with the music. You can use this step to move around the dancefloor, as an opener to your dance, or as part of a more complex move later on.
Kizomba Basic Two
This is known as the 1-2-3 steps movement. You move forward on your left leg, then your right, and then your left. Then you move backward on your left, then your right, then your left. This is the basic step that you will find yourself dancing most often and is one of the core moves of a lot of kizomba dances.
Kizomba Basic Three
This is the 1-2-3 movement but danced in a square.
Kizomba Basic Four
This is the 1-2 movement but dance in a circle. As you could probably already understand, many kizomba steps will be just variations of the same steps but danced in a different way. This is the reason why kizomba is one of the best dances for those who want to start dancing fast.
For women in some cases wearing heels can be key to getting the hip movements right in kizomba. Check out our guide to dance shoes to find the perfect pair for you.
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