Kizomba and Semba are two styles of dance and music from the Afro-Portuguese cultural area surrounding the countries and communities related to the Portuguese language, specifically Angola. Other countries like Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and Sao Tome and Principe are not to be neglected as well. Semba is the "mother" of Kizomba, it has more festive, fast paced and energetic side compare to Kizomba. The word Kizomba itself means "party" in Kimbundu, one of the main languages spoken in Angola. This dance has developed in all of the Portuguese-speaking African countries and has allowed the apparition of very particular and characteristics styles in certain geographical areas, both in the dance and in the music: ghetto zouk, Cabo love, tarraxinha etc. ... In recent years, Kizomba has been very popular in both Europe and North America. Montreal is by the way one of the cities with a great Kizomba community in terms of dancers and schools. In December 2016, Charlotte, Katharina, Moussa, Rachid and Sylvie decided to collaborate in order to create their own dancing school: Sem'N'Kiz na rua.
Teach Kizomba and Semba to students and dancers, help them reach a dancing maturity and allow them to have a solid knowledge of the Afro-Portuguese speaking cultures.
A complete well-being through a full knowledge of the Afro-Portugues culture and a mastery of the body through the dance.
---- Conviviality ----
Great environment, great atmosphere, shared passion about the Kizomba word and socializing are among things students at SNK can expect.
---- Quality ----
SNK offers quality classes that are technically advanced. Steps and combinations are well taught so that each dancer's individual abilities are greatly increased throughout their learning process. Each teacher's several years of experience and background brings an added value to the school when it comes to dancing and teaching Kizomba and Semba.
---- Presence ----
SNK teachers offer additional listening and support presence (even outside of regular classes) to their students in order to help them develop their individual dancing skills.
---- Welcoming ----
SNK na rua earned the reputation of being a great welcoming school. Teachers strive to make sure no one is left aside and that everyone develops this "inclusive way" of helping each other at all times.