SEE ARTISTS

In its 6th year, NYCZF2018 will be hosting a myriad of International Artists teaching many styles of Brazilian Zouk including LambaZouk, Traditional, Neo, And more.  NYC-ZF2018 is seriously dedicated to educating students of all levels in Brazilian Zouk and keeps with the mission to continuously grow BZ throughout the US.  All instructors and artists are picked on their teaching abilities, talent, as well as their active and continued participation to grow zouk in their respective communities.  It is especially important for us to provide some of the best talent known internationally and nationally. 

 

PURCHASE PASS

PURCHASE EARLY!

In the past 5 years we have sold out on FULL PASSES.  Please be aware that due to restrictions on capacity in the city of NEW YORK we are limiting passes with no exceptions to maintain fire and security protocols.  So make sure to get your passes early!

 

To maintain the uniqueness of the Festival and the energy and spirit of Manhattan, we have provided the festival to be in the HEART OF MANHATTAN, so that you can enjoy the scenery of the city!

 

BOOK HOTEL

We have secured the BEST ROOM RATES within walking distance to everything with our surrounding sponsors and hotels.   Because New York City is highly visited everday, the best time to book hotel or stay arrangements is about 4-6 months in advance or make sure to book one of our hotels 1.5 months prior to the event. Rooms are limited. Even if you need to cancel, it's better to lock in a price 6 months in advance. So be sure to look at any of the aggregator hotel sites that are providing the best deals. The transportation in New York CIty is one of the easiest in the world and our NYC-ZF2018 Team will be here to guide you on your stay.  

BZDC JACK AND JILL

Yes this is a BRAZILIAN ZOUK DANCE COUNCIL JACK AND JILL Event and we will be hosting both NOVICE AND INTERMEDIATE competitions at Ripley Grier Studios!!  40 particpants must register in order for points to be issued.  This is a great way to showcase some of those moves you have learned at congresses and festivals.  It's a great way to connect with others!  Please Review requirements and register today!

 

 

DARE TO ZOUK

NEW TO BRAZILIAN ZOUK or just want to review basics.  Then this is the best program for you.  D2Z team lead by Igor and team Jessica and Ryel have put together an amazing Zoukini Track complete with a Welcome pack including a Check List of Moves, Play List, a NYC Zouk Festival Notebook and a well thought out consistent program.  Includes 11 workshops, with Zouk Camp and Supplemental National Teaching.  We Dare you To Zouk your World. Many people who have studied at D2Z have become amazing social dancers, competitors,and even teachers. Find out more here.

CENTRAL PARK TOUR

Yes!!  Looking to do some site seeing in NYC?  We hired a Professional Guide to give you the best of Central Park.  After the festival on Monday October 8th enjoy a nice lunch at 1:00 PM (typically at the TRIPLE CROWN) and then have some fun going on a unique tour that visits  the popular sites such as the Grand Army Plaza, The Plaza Hotel, Central Park Zoo, The Pong, The Dairy, The Mall, and finish with Beattle's Strawberry Fields, and Zouk at the Bethesda Fountain. 

 

 

HOTEL ROOM SHARE

Finding yourself saying "I want to go to NYC ZOUK FESTIVAL, but I don't know who I can stay with or which hotel?"  Don't let these decisions stop you from coming to one of the best ZOUK Festivals right here in NYC.  The community is always willing to help out those wanting to come and coordinating hotel stays with everyone.  Join this Facebook page for more information on Room Share and details! Click Here

 

VENDORS

Do You have something to Sell at NYC ZOUK FESTIVAL this year.  Shirts, Clothes, Shoes, Jewelry are just some of the Zouk Wear that has been sold at NYC ZOUK Festival, even Food!!  NYC Zouk Festival has opened its doors to include those who wish to share their products at our festival.  Vending will take place at both the Manhattan Ballroom and Chelsea Studios.

 

 

PERFORMERS

Looking to Perform at NYC ZOUK FESTIVAL 2018.  We are excited to have you.  Please review requirements for performances. All performance teams must register via on-line with all members of their Performance Team. Due to time restrictions, we will be limiting performances to allow more for social dancing time. We can not wait!! All Performers must Register here before September 5th 2018.

 

 

NEW YORK CITY ZOUK FESTIVAL 2018 -  

NYC-ZF2018

It's 2018 and we are back to give you a very unique learning experience in a very unique and friendly environment.  This year we will will continue zouking in two new locations. RIPLEY GRIER STUDIOS - home to many broadway and theatre professionals, and the new MANHATTAN BALLROOM situated next to the Empire State Building.  

 

Ryel Velandia of ZenZouk is hosting this year's Fifth Annual New York Zouk Festival with Event Organizer Leslie Evangelista Tietjen aka Leslie Zouk from October 5th - October 8th and a pre-party to be held Ocotber 4th.  We will be celebrating the growth of ZOUK and the amazing accomplishments of Zouk dancers and communities all across the U.S., Canada, and all over the world!!

 

OUR 6th YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

 

  • WARM and FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT (NYC ZOUK FAMILY)
  • WELCOMING MEET AND GREET PARTY
  • JACK AND JILL COMPETITIONS
  • STUDENT PERFORMANCES
  • 4 CLASS ROOMS of  INTIMATE LEARNING EXPERIENCES
  • ZOUK BREAKOUT SESSIONS TO MAXIMIZE LEARNING
  • WORKSHOPS HIGHLIGHTING ZOUK - RIO-ZOUK / LAMBAZOUK/ STYLIZED ZOUK
  • DAY PRACTICE SOCIALS
  • UNIQUE WORKSHOPS and some MASTER TALKS (tbd)
  • INTERNATIONAL INSTRUCTORS
  • EVENING PARTIES at the FAMOUS MANHATTAN BALLROOM
  • WORKSHOPS IN CONDUCIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS - Equipped with Mirrors and Wood Floors for everyone to efficiently and effectively learn.  
  • VIP ARRANGEMENTS and MASTER CLASSES
  • DARE TO ZOUK PROGRAM for those of you who would love to learn zouk or transition from another dance. 
  • MORE EXCITING SURPRISES you seriously don't want to MISS 

PARTIES:
Connect with the fast growing and amazing zouk community of North America!! You won't believe that a scene that is growing so fast can feel so warm and welcoming.   Dance the night away to the beats of our most beloved and inspiring DJ's! 

PERFORMANCES:
NYC boasts some of the world's best choreographers, and this talent has not escaped the local Zouk instructors! Check it all out - from our students to our pros! Allow yourself to be moved by the touching and creative works of our guest performers from near and far!

 

BRAZILIAN ZOUK DANCE COUNCIL:   Students will have the opportunity to see and participate in NYC ZOUK FESTIVAL's  registered Brazilian Zouk Dance Council Jack and Jill.  Minimum 40 Participants required.  Tickets on Sale Closer to the festival for Jack and Jill Event!

 

WHAT TO EXPECT AT OUR FESTIVAL: See some of our PAST VIDEOS below 

 

NYC Zouk Festival 2016 Promo

 

 

NYC Zouk Festival 2016 

 

 

NYC Zouk Festival 2016 Jack and Jill

 

 

NYC Zouk Festival Workshops

 

 

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