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ICE KIZ Weekend 2015

posted 16 Dec 2015, 04:41 by Dmitrijs Cerenkovs
Great news for all kizomba lovers!

As we promised last year..we are coming back with new kizomba weekend HOT ICE KIZ 2015, Christmas Edition.
Our motto – is one dance including lots of its interpretations. And while kizomba is swiftly developing and expanding its territories..more styles appear, new flows/forms are being created and people start to dispute and argue about that really a lot. Our task - to show and underline, how dance was enriched during the evolution, saving the base and not losing connection with roots.
This year we'll have 3 great instructors who are ready to share their knowledge and dance experience with us, will teach interesting workshops and who'll dance with you till the sun rises! Here they are:

1) Mau Kobri (from Sweden) 

Mau started to dance traditional and modern African dances since his childhood in CÔte d’Ivoire in West Africa. After dancing Rock’n’Roll, Salsa, Bachata and other dances, he came across Kizomba and Semba in 2011. He learned from well-known teachers and took some special teaching courses with Mestre Petchu and Vanessa Pura Ginga. 
He teaches traditional African dances. He started to teach Kizomba and Semba privately and in events in Sweden and Poland since 2013. He now runs his own school and parties in Stockholm. He is a very pedagogical, technical and fun instructor with a great personality.
He is founder of AfroDance Rhythm and the lead-organizer of the KiSS Festival Sweden –Kizomba and Semba in Stockholm.

2) Robert King-Sarfo (from UK)

Robert, a charismatic London based Semba and Kizomba teacher. He does weekend workshops in many places across Europe and a weekly Semba classes in London. His workshops are known to be full of creativity, fun-energy and substance. But ALWAYS respecting the roots.

3) Youry Michel (from France)

Youry (Uri Yep) ignited his passion for dance at the age of 15. He has a varied dance background including ballroom, salsa, bachata, and kizomba. His love of kizomba is due to its musicality and connection. Youry has developed a very gentle lead and is skillful in accentuating the music with his unique style. He has shared his passion and knowledge of Kizomba by teaching throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States over the past 2 years.

Also we are proud to present our special guest..multi talented Damon Hodges – music producer/singer/song writer, dancer, Dj and just a great person. In December we welcome him whole heartedly to our Christmas Kiz Weekend! And looking forward to hear him sing to us as we dance the night into the early morning.

Our Dj's:

1) DJ Lass (Paris, France)

DJ from the capital of urban-kiz, Lass regularly mix at Sapajou, The Amusette, Cpk (Cergy Pontoise Kizomba) and other kizomba parties, play as a guest at Lights on Kizomba events and international congresses. Given the wide musical selections and a great sense of humor to the dancefloor, DJ Lass create and maintain the perfect atmosphere full of madness and hot energy in all parties.


- 5 parties
- 2 days of workshops ( classic/traditional kizomba, urban kizomba/french style, semba, tarraxinha, afro house)
- Show programm
- 2 rooms for dancing
- Taxi dancers
- Social room 


Full Pass (12 hours of workshops + 3 parties): 
- 65 eur till 17.12
- 70 eur at the door

Workshops Day Pass: 25 eur
Party Pass (3 parties) : 21 eur
Friday Party: 5 eur
Saturday Party: 12 eur
Sunday Party: 7 eur
1 workshop: 10 eur
Social room – 5 eur; with full pass – free entrance

The venue for workshops: 

“I-DEJAS MĀJA”, Lāčplēša iela 60

Saturday 19.12:

First hall:
13.00 – 14.00 Classic kizomba, Posture&partnering, Beginners (ROBERT)
14.15 – 15.15 Urban Kiz, Kizomba leading&following, Beginners (URI)
15.30 – 16.30 Semba foundation, Beginners (MAU)

Second hall:
13.00 – 14.00 Urban Kiz, Kizomba fluid moves, Advanced (URI)
14.15 – 15.15 Social Semba, Intermediate (MAU)
15.30 – 16.30 Classic kizomba, Musicality&techniques, Advanced (ROBERT)

Sunday 20.12:

First hall:
13.00 – 14.00 Urban Kiz, Fusion&musicality interpretation, Intermediate (URI)
14.15 – 15.15 Semba tricks, Intermediate/Advanced (MAU)
15.30 – 16.30 Urban Kiz, Kizomba combination, Intermediate/Advanced (URI)

Second hall:
13.00 – 14.00 Classic kizomba, Kizomba foundation, Beginners (MAU)
14.15 – 15.15 Classic kizomba, Musicality&techniques, Intermediate (ROBERT)
15.30 – 16.30 Semba tricks, Intermediate (MAU)

The venue for parties:

Friday Welcome Party: 21.30 - 4.00 Ritmo de Salsa, Dzirnavu 42, (2 dance floors);

Saturday Grand Party: 22.00 - 5.00 Spīķeru iela 5, (2 dance floors);

Sunday Goodbye Party: 20.00 - 4.00 Hi-Centrs, Maskavas 1.


we would like to propose some places for accomodation during our weekend:
E. Birznieka - Upīša street 20
Central Hostel is a small hostel with very warm, cosy and homy atmosphere. it is situated just 15 minutes walk from the Old Town.
Simple breakfast in the morning, tea/coffee at any time, kitchen and common room where you can easy arrange kizomba preparty.
Prices for the weekend (per person):
18-19 December
Single 20,00
Double 10,00 x 2
Twin 10,00 x 2
3 Bed Private 9,00 x 3
4 Bed Private 8,00 x 4
4 Bed Dorm 8,00
5 Bed Dorm 7,00 
6 Bed Dorm 5,40
20 December
Single 17,00
Double 9,00 x 2
Twin 9,00 x 2
3 Bed Private 8,00 x 3
4 Bed Private 7,00 x 4
4 Bed Dorm 7,00
5 Bed Dorm 6,00 
6 Bed Dorm 5,00
Merkeļa street 1
Fun, cheap and comfortable Riga Hostel is situated in the historical part of Riga, the very center.
Prices for the weekend (per person):
18-19 December
Single 22,00
Double 12,00 x 2
Twin 12,00 x 2
4 Bed Private 10,00 x 4
4 Bed Dorm 10,00
6 Bed Dorm 7,50 
10 Bed Dorm 6,00
20 December
Single 18,00
Double 10,00 x 2
Twin 10,00 x 2
4 Bed Private 8,00 x 4
4 Bed Dorm 9,00
6 Bed Dorm 6,50 
10 Bed Dorm 5,70
The price includes simple breakfast in the morning, tea/coffee at any time.
For reservation pleace contact to the organisers or directly at the hotels' home page.
HURRY UP. Places are limited.

3) We have one more special offer for accommodation: BALTIC SUITES, luxurious apartments for a very good price!!! Ernesta Birznieka-Upīša 27. Just in 2 min walk from the workshops place!!! 80 eur - apartment for 2 people/per night; 85 eur - apartment for 4 people/per night. Book from the site: Just book and get your discount after, as they havn't option to make it immediately. For to be sure, just let me know about your booking!!!

4)Some more suggestions about accommodation not far from venues for workshops and parties:
+Wellton Hotel Riga & SPA**** (price starting from 53Eur per night)
+Avalon Hotel**** (price starting from 53Eur per night)
+Tallink Hotel Riga**** (price starting from 65Eur per night) 
+Mercure Riga Centre****(price starting from 59Eur per night) 
+Hanza Hotel***(price starting from 37Eur per night) 
+Hotel Irina***(price starting from 38Eur per night)
+Hotel Forums***(price starting from 38Eur per night)
Как и обещали в прошлом году..мы возвращаемся с новым кизомба викендом HOT ICE KIZ 2015, Christmas Edition.
На этот раз нашим девизом будет: кизомба – один танец, сотни интерпретаций. 
И, т.к. танец стремительно развивается и расширяет свои территории..появляется все больше стилей, создаются все новые течения о которых сейчас стали очень много дискутировать, спорить..
Наша задача - продемонстрировать и подчеркнуть, чем танец обогатился в ходе эволюции, сохраняя свою базу и не утрачивая связь с корнями.

Мы пригласили 3-ех замечательных инструкторов, которые поделятся с вами опытом и знаниями, проведут интересные семинары и будут танцевать с вами до рассвета! Итак, мы рады представить вам:

1) Mau Kobri (from Sweden)
2) Robert King-Sarfo (from UK)
3) Youry Michel (from France)

Место проведения занятий: 
“I-DEJAS MĀJA”, Lāčplēša iela 60
Our promoters:
1) Yana Tyan (Россия, Калининград), contact details: +79114912210,;
2) Merle Lindmäe (Estonia), contact details: e-mail;
phone +372 50 33 900;
3) Anastasia Smokotina (Санкт - Петербург), contact details: e-mail, tel. +7-921-7972469;
4) Yvyan Merzin (Estonia), contact details: e-mail:
Phone: +372 555 79 156
5) Andrey Kirillov (Latvia), contact details: phone 29165629;
6) DjRaimo Raimonds Horsts (Latvia), contact details: 26333395.
7) Irina Jakobovica (Latvia, DeCubaSon), contact details:;
phone: 28662886;
8) Katrin Brusnikin, (Estonia, Tallinn), contact details: phone 58370784
9) Michel Nyai (France), contact details:+33679576895
10) Sandra Lebec (Lithuania) , contact details: +37061115010
11) Elizabeth Korneva (Minsk), contact details: phone +375291143787; e-mail: