Light and Dark

Zouk Family Meeting
09.05.-12.05.24

with Saba & Jan

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The ZFM Dresden

The Zouk Family Meeting is not only one of the oldest Zouk festivals in Germany, but also one of the coziest ones. Not a huge congress, approachable and great artists and social events make the ZFM so special.
This year we follow the special concepts of Jan & Saba and a very special Saturday party.

What's special? The ZFM trinity

Parties

Opening party on friday, blacklight and neon party on saturday and chillout party on sunday during the day

Workshops

Our artists Saba & Jan will lead us through the ZFM, take us along outdoors and get us into party mood.

Social Events

City tour on Friday, picknick at the Elbe river on Saturday and our famous Brunch & Dance on Sunday.

Saba & Jan

our artists

The workshops

Saba & Jan will be designing their concept for the weekend over the next few weeks. As soon as it's finalised, we'll keep you up to date here 🎉

Saba

Saba, born in London with Persian roots, comes from a musical family. She developed her feeling and connection to music and dance at a young age.
She started playing the piano at the age of 6 and dancing professionally (contemporary and jazz) at the age of 9. As an adult, she discovered and developed her passion for zouk. She has been teaching regularly in Berlin and giving international workshops since 2017.

Jan

Jan is an internationally performing dance artist and teacher. Dance has been an integral part of his life from a young age. Trained in Capoeira, Brazilian Afro, Modern and Contemporary dance, Eastern body-mind practices, systemic therapy and Brazilian Zouk.
Jan also organised the International Zouk Congress Berlin in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and is co-founder of Dança Alegria e.V. - Centre for Brazilian and Latin American Dances.

The schedule

Thursday

19:00 – 21:00: Warming Workshop
21:00 – 03:00: Warming Party

Friday

13:00 – 16:00: City tour through Dresden for all the early guests
17:00 – 20:00: Welcome-Dinner
20:00 – 20:30: Opening at studio Elementio
20:30 – 21:30: Welcome-Workshop
21:30 – 3:00: Opening Party

12:00 – 14:00: Outdoor-Workshop with Jan & Saba at the Brühlsche Terrassen
15:00 – 18:00: Picknick and Daylight-Social at the Canaletto-Viewpoint (modifications possible)
21:00 – 22:00 : Workshop with Jan & Saba
22:00 – 03:00: Blacklight and neon party

Sunday

11:00 – 14:00: Brunch & Dance am Elementio
12:00 – 13:00: Workshop mit Jan & Saba
15:30: Relax-Workshop mit Ruslan
16:30 – 21:00: Chill-Out Party

Locations

Elementio: Trachenberger Str. 3, 01129 DD (Maps)
Brühlsche Terrasse (Maps)
Canaletto Blick (Maps)
Brunch am Elementio: Heidestraße, 01127 Dresden (Maps)

Our welcome dinner is the perfect time to get to know the other dancers in a relaxed situation, to laugh together and have a great start into the weekend.
We'll announce the location in the next few weeks.

Price: The welcome dinner is not included in the passes. Every person pays on her/his own.

More: coming soon

For all early arrivals, we offer a city tour on Friday. Dresden is beautiful and well worth a tour. We are currently looking for the guides and will update you on the details.

PriceThe tour is included in the full pass

We want to take advantage of the spring and incorporate the special atmosphere of Dresden. That's why some of the points will take place outside this year.

The workshop on Saturday will take place on the Brühl Terraces with a view of the Elbe.

We will then move to the other side of the Elbe and have a picnic and dance with the world-famous Dresden panorama.

If it rains, we will of course provide indoor alternatives 🙂

Our Saturday party will be very special this time. In keeping with the ZFM motto "Light and Dark", we will be immersing ourselves in a very special atmosphere. The dance floor will be illuminated by black light and we will shine in colourful lights.

With fluorescent colours and tattoos, you'll glow like the night sky or come in tribal patterns.

Our Brunch & Dance is the ideal way to start your Sunday after a Saturday night of dancing. We'll be meeting up again at Studio Elementio and will be served mainly vegan dishes prepared by Ilka and Ronny. We can especially look forward to the spreads, salads, cakes and casseroles - of course there will also be plenty of vegetable, cheese and sausage platters, as well as muesli, coffee, sparkling wine and various juices!
Parallel to brunching we'll warm up the dance floor for the day. With smooth sounds those who are full can slowly start their dancing day.

Price: 15 € p.P.

More: www.bailando-dresden.de

Our community member Ruslan then prepares us for the last party of the weekend. With his relaxation workshop, we can all wind down a little, give something back to our bodies and then dance full of energy into the last evening.

Price: included in all passes

Our DJs

DJ LionX

Dresden

Our international resident DJ. Played in Hawaii, BDF and still always came back to Dresden.

DJ Saba

Berlin

Nicht nur Lehrerin, sondern auch begabte DJ.

DJ Kron

Brno

The internationally renowned DJ and Zouk teacher with exceptional musicality.

DJ Fiddich

Leipzig

Zouk-, Kizomba- and Salsa-DJ. A favorite from the last ZFMs.

DJ Rønin

Dresden

A long term part of the scene with known good beats.

DJ Pedro Feliz

Stuttgart

Beliebter, vielseitiger DJ mit langem musikalischem Background.

Be part of it!