12-14 October 2018 | Melbourne – Australia

AUSTRALASIA’S FIRST DEDICATED KIZOMBA FESTIVAL

-5th EDITION-

The Australian Kizomba Festival is Australasia’s premier Kizomba event, bringing Australasian and international Kizomba dancers all together under one roof to celebrate and share their passion for Kizomba!

After a successful 2017, the Australian Kizomba Festival is set to present its highly-anticipated 5th edition in October 2018!

First couple of international artists confirmed!

Paula and Ricardo from Afrolatin Connection are coming straight from Oporto, Portugal to join the big Australian Kizomba Festival family.

Artists – 2017

Felicien & Isabelle (France)

2017

Manny Valdez
Melbourne

Low
France

Reds
Spain

OPA Xray 
Netherlands

David Vasquez
Sydney

Event schedule

7:00pm – 11:00pm Exclusive AKF2017 Pre-Event (SOLD OUT)

Exclusive Workshop and Intimate Pre-Party event featuring some of our International Artists

This is a separate event, and it is only available as an additional upgrade from a Full Event Pass. A limited number of tickets can be purchased for this event (strictly limited numbers, subject to availability).

Tickets to this event are now Sold Out. 

Friday (Day 1) Workshops

Venue: St. Brigid’s Hall, 378 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North

9:30am Doors open/Registrations

10:00am HANNAH MELDER – Semba (All Levels)

11:00am ALBIR ROJAS – Kizomba/Tarraxinha (Intermediate)

12:00pm LUKE AND SARA – Urban Kiz with Brazilian Zouk Influence (Intermediate)

1:00pm Lunch break (and Friday Performers Tech Run)

2:00pm LAURENT AND ADELINE – Kizomba Musicality (All Levels)

3:00pm ALBIR ROJAS – Kizomba Fusion (Advanced)

 

Friday Night Welcome Party

Venue: St. Brigid’s Hall, 378 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North

7:30pm – 1:00am Friday Night Welcome Party

***Includes Kizomba Workshop at 8:00pm with ANDREA FERNANDEZ – Kizomba Connection (All Levels)

The best Kizomba, Ghetto Zouk, Semba and Tarraxa with a touch of Latin (Bachata, Salsa, Reggaeton, etc), plus crowd participation.

Performances by: Free2Dance (Darwin), Luke & Sara (Brisbane), Latin Fever SA (Adelaide), K&L Kizomba Team (Brisbane)

Saturday (Day 2) Workshops

Venue: St. Brigid’s Hall, 378 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North

9:30am Doors open/Registrations

10:00am FELICIEN AND ISABELLE – Kizomba Back To Basics (All Levels)

11:00am MANUEL AND FLORENCIA – Kizomba Flow (Intermediate)

12:00pm ALBIR ROJAS – Kizomba Musicality & Interpretation (Intermediate)

1:00pm Lunch (and Saturday Peformers Tech Run)

2:00pm FELICIEN AND ISABELLE – Kizomba Social (All Levels)

3:00pm LAURENT AND ADELINE – Urban Kizomba Technical Steps (Advanced)

 

Saturday Night Party 

Venue: St. Brigid’s Hall, 378 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North

7:30pm  – 2:00am Saturday Night Party

***Includes Kizomba Workshop at 8:00pm with BADI AND HELEN Urban Kiz (Intermediate)***

The best Kizomba, Ghetto Zouk, Semba and Tarraxa, plus Afrohouse and crowd participation.

Performances by Lukas and Rene (MKDA Melbourne), K&L Ladies Kizomba Team (Brisbane) and Albir Rojas (Spain) plus special guests

Sunday (Day 3) Workshops

Venue: St. Brigid’s Hall, 378 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North

10:30am Doors open/Registrations

11:00am LAURENT AND ADELINE – Semba (Intermediate)

12:00pm FELICIEN AND ISABELLE – Kizomba Fluid Moves (Intermediate)

1:00pm Lunch break

2:00pm ADELINE – Kizomba Ladies Styling (All Levels)

3:00pm ALBIR ROJAS – Kizomba Bohemia (All Levels)

4:00pm FELICIEN AND ISABELLE – Kizomba Modern (Advanced)

Sunday Night Finale Party

Venue: Robles Dance Bar, 341 Lygon Street Carlton (above Intersection Cafe, enter via Elgin Street)

8:00pm – 1:00am Sunday Night Finale Party

***Includes Kizomba Workshop at 8:00pm with LUKAS AND RENE – Kizomba Fusion (Intermediate)***

The best Kizomba, Ghetto Zouk, Semba and Tarraxa with a touch of Old School RnB!

How to get there?

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All 2017 Australia Kizomba Festival workshops and parties (except Thursday pre-event and Sunday party) will be held at St Brigid’s Hall (378 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North), a magnificent large art-deco style venue used for many Melbourne dance and arts events, located in the vibrant inner-city precinct of Fitzroy, just 2km from the CBD.

The venue is walking distance from Fitzroy’s renowned bohemian vibe and eclectic mix of cool cafes, bars, restaurants and boutique shops, and a short tram ride to Melbourne’s famous CBD laneways and nearby attractions such as Federation Square, Southbank, St Kilda, etc.

St Brigid’s Hall
378 Nicholson Street
Fitzroy North

Tram 96 towards East Brunswick
Stop 17 – Princes St/ Nicholson St

> Google maps

NOTE: Sunday Night Finale Party will be held at Robles Dance Bar, 341 Lygon Street Carlton (above Intersection Cafe, enter via Elgin Street)

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Australian Kizomba Festival – 2016

Accommodation

Melbourne is a great city to host the Australian Kizomba Festival and is often referred to as Australia’s cultural capital because of its thriving arts scene of livemusic, dance, film and other art forms.

Here are some accommodation options within walking distance (or a short tram ride) to the venue. There are also many hotels in Melbourne CBD suiting all budgets.

About us

AKF is committed to educating, promoting and preserving the historical and cultural aspects of Kizomba (both as a dance and music genre) and its related styles, whilst also exploring new directions that Kizomba is taking internationally. AKF strives to provide a high quality event, with a top quality instructors, workshops and parties that will give attendees an unforgettable experience.

We look forward to having you all together under one roof, to learning from each other, to making new friends who share the passion for this incredible dance, music and culture we have all fallen in love with!

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