Starting a NEW ERA

Zouk Family Meeting

with Hellen & Marcos


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.
Plus this ZFM is being organized by a new team. It's definitely going to be a NEW ERA!

What's special? The ZFM trinity


Opening party on friday, after-workshop party on saturday and chillout party on sunday during the day


Our artists Hellen & Marcos will lead us through the ZFM, teach us new Zouk skills and get us into party mood.

Social Events

Welcome dinner on friday. On saturday a tour through and workshop in HELLERAU, one of the most important european places for contemporary dance. And our brunch & dance on sunday.

Hellen & Marcos

our artists

The workshops

Hellen & Marcos do full justice to the motto "New Era" at our weekend 🎉
Together with us, they discover how Lambada is making a new international entry into Brazilian Zouk. Zouk, as it has developed in recent years, is thus becoming richer once again. Lambada or Lambazouk brings with it something playful, life-affirming and at the same time powerful.
In the workshops we will learn why Zouk and Lambada are actually the same dance and only have different accents. There will be a Zouk-Lambada translation and we will learn, among other things, the same figures and movements once in Zouk and once in Lambada timing. In addition, we will learn the special dance feeling of Lambada and also typical shapes.


Hellen is a passionate teacher of Brazilian Zouk & Lambada and a passionate ballroom dancer of various styles. With over 400 hours of teaching experience since 2018 in group classes, private lessons and workshops in Brazilian Zouk/Lambada, she has also taught at events and festivals in Belarus, Switzerland and at the Valentines Dance Festival in Berlin. Before moving to Berlin, she taught regularly at the Motsi Mabuse dance school in Frankfurt. Now she organises workshops and events in Berlin (Brazilian Zouk Lambada United, and others). Her main influences and references are the school of Renata Pecanha (where she studied), Ryel & Jessica, Movimento Lambazouk Sao Paulo, and MAC. Having travelled and studied in many Brazilian Zouk/Lambada communities around the world, she loves to compare styles, methods and teaching approaches.


Marcos de Lima comes from Brazil, has lived in Poland for 14 years and has a Master's degree in dance with a specialisation in ballet pedagogy. He completed his training at the famous Bolshoi Theatre Ballet School in Moscow and has been working as a professional dancer and teacher for 14 years. He works as a ballet teacher for his company and has been teaching Brazilian dances such as Samba, Lambada and Brazilian Zouk in Poland for over 14 years. Marcos has started his own company and has also been working for several years to create and integrate ballroom dance communities in Poland by leading and organising classes and workshops and performing at the biggest Latin American ballroom dance events in Poland.

The schedule


17:00 – 20:00: Welcome dinner at Ballhaus Watzke
20:00 – 20:30: Opening at studio Elementio
20:30 – 21:30: Welcome-Workshop
21:30 – 3:00: Zouk party


12:00 – 15:00: 2,5h Zouk-Workshop mit Hellen & Marcos im Elementio
16:00 – 18:00: tour and workshop in HELLERAU
21:00 – 22:00: Zouk-Workshop mit Hellen & Marcos im Elementio
22:00 – 4:00: Zouk party: motto “Try something new”


12:00 – 14:00: Brunch & Dance at Elementio
14:30 – 15:30: Workshop mit Hellen & Marcos
15:30: Relax-Workshop mit Sarah
16:30 – 21:00: Chill-Out Zouk Party


Elementio: Trachenberger Str. 3, 01129 DD (Maps)
HELLERAU: Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56, 01109 DD (Maps)
Watzke: Kötzschenbroder Str. 1, 01139 DD (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 be at Ball- and Brauhaus Watzke, next to our venue, have good food, vegetarian options oc and enough space to chill together.


Zusätzliche vegetarische Gerichte für uns:
#1: Gebackener Blumenkohl mit geschwenkten Kartoffeln und Kräuterrahmsauce (13,50 €)
#2: Im Ofen geschmorte Paprikaschote, gefüllt mit Graupen und Gemüse, dazu Kartoffelstampf und Tomatensauce (13,50 €)

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


HELLERAU, das europäische Zentrum der Künste hat eine lange Tradition für modernen Tanz, Aufbruch und Neues. Es zählt zu den wichtigsten internationalen Zentren der zeitgenössischen Künste in Deutschland und Europa. Für uns geplant sind eine exklusive Führung zur tänzerischen Geschichte HELLERAUs, zur Bedeutung für den Tanz und die heutige Wirkung. Außerdem ein Workshop zu zeitgenössischem Tanz von einer erfahrenden Tänzerin der Staatsoperette. Wir dürfen gespannt sein!

Price: The workshop and the tour are included in the Full Pass.


Unser Brunch & Dance ist der ideale Einstieg in den Sonntag nach einer durchtanzten Samstagnacht. Wir treffen uns wieder im Studio Elementio und werden von Marron, Ilka und Ronny selbstgemachte hauptsächlich vegane Speisen vorfinden. Dabei können wir uns vor allem auf die Aufstriche, Salate, Kuchen und Aufläufe freuen – es fehlt natürlich auch nicht an Gemüse-, Käse- und Wurstplatten, sowie Müsli, Kaffee, Sekt und verschiedene Säfte! Auch zu diesem Anlass wird das Thema “New Era: Probier mal was Neues!” in verschiedenen kreativen Rezepten umgesetzt.
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: 22 € p.P.


After the Brunch & Dance Sarah will take us along on a little journey through our bodies and perceptions. She'll get us and our body to relax and loosen up. After two days full of dance that might just be what we need. Sarah is Yoga teacher, physician and a passionate dancer herself.

Price: included in all passes

Our DJs

DJ LionX


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

DJ Fiddich


Unser Special Guest DJ aus Leipzig.

DJ Rønin


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