General Description

Kizomba is an African social dance which originated in Angola in the late 20th century, having evolved from the earlier Angolan dance, Semba.

The lyrics of most Kizomba songs (as well as the names of classic steps like Saída) are in Portuguese, the official language of Angola.


» Full Count
» Half Count
» Touch-Step
» Three-Step Basic with Full Count
» Doubled Three-Step Basic with Half Count

Saída Chica & Variations
» Saída Chica
» Ocho

Saída Chico & Variations
» Saída Chico
» Blocos Perpendiculares

Turning Steps
» Virgula
» Volta

Dips & Tricks
» Vine Dip
» Around the World Back Bend

If you or your community is interested in learning Kizomba, .

For more, including descriptions of 25 different waltzes and hundreds of variations thereof, see Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living a book by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.

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