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Criola London Aug – Urban Kiz & Kizomba – UK OPEN COMPETITION 2024

Ginga Boo UK (Sonny Varela) present

★Criola London, known for the 2 rooms (Kizomba and Urban Kiz) concept and always bringing a festival vibe.

Kizomba, Semba, Urban Kiz, Cabo Love, Zouk, Kompa, Ghetto Zouk, Tarraxinha, Tarraxa, Funana, Coladeira, Douceur, Afro house/ beats and more…

It will be either a one or two or three day event (depending on the month) and take place every third weekend of the month with couple of exceptions.

★We believe in togetherness, family feeling, connectedness, community, camaraderie, friendship, sharing and love.

Each month we will have different type of dance workshop Urban Kiz, Kizomba, Tarraxo, Semba, Lady styling etc…

At some of these events we will also be adding a special twist, by inviting guest dancers from Paris, Netherlands and of course our own UK dancers – Let’s bring some quality dancing!!!


★ UK OPEN Competition 2024 ★
Saturday 24t – Sunday 25th August 2024 |  2 ROOMS
2 days events event
Evening classes, Day workshops, Social Dancing, Parties and UK Open Competition
?PLACE TO STAY : Camden hostel £35/40 per night per person
Or email them : reservations@smarthostels.com
International & UK teachers & Djs coming soon…
★ PRICES + fees 
Early bird £60



Haverstock School 24 Haverstock Hill, Chalk Farm, London NW3 2BQ
Chalk Farm station 30 secs walk distance to the venue (across the road)
Northern line tube & Buses all night

Parking outside the area free after 2pm and Eton road good for parking | Evening free on side street

?Single bed 2 nights
Only 20 Min walk from venue or 10 min tube
It’s roughly £95 per person total for 2 nights . REAL CHEAP
Address: Pax Lodge, Olave Centre, 12C Lyndhurst Road, London, NW3 5PQ
?Camden hostel £35/40 per night per person. REAL CHEAP
Web link : https://www.smarthostels.com/camden-inn Or email them : reservations@smarthostels.com
?Kizomba & Urban Kiz competition
The scene in the UK is developing fast and new talent is emerging. We are establishing a platform for our new UK talents to showcase their dance techniques, styles, creativity and enthusiasm for dancing.
? Couple category 
To understand the nitty-gritty, rules, prizes, and music selection, visit our page: Coming soon…
?Solo styling category :
To understand the nitty-gritty, rules, prizes, and music selection, visit our page:
Coming soon…
?We have so many teachers & dancers who propelled their dancing journeys after competing in a dance competition.
?The first ever Urban Kiz competition in UK was organised & hosted back in 2017 by Ginga Boo UK & Curtis Sheldon (Creator of Urban Kiz)
1st Shiv & Gosia
2nd Kevin & Gaby
3rd Mark & Hannah

?The UK Open 2019 Kizomba & Urban Kiz competition was organised & hosted by Ginga Boo UK | London

Check link videos attached!

?The Battle Kizz UK organised & hosted by Ginga Boo UK & Said Street | London
1st Alvin & Raluca
2nd Cedric & Viola
So many well-known teachers across the world have gone on and accomplished fantastic things around the world, after competing in one of the world’s biggest competition, AfricAdancar, till 2017 :
Albir Rojas & Sara Lopez
Enah LeBon
Curtis Sheldon
Puto Chinez
Nima & An- So
Steve & Marven
Chris PY & Elodie
L’Ange Noir
Jeydikson Lima & Sonny Varela
Rico Suave & Josy Semkiz
Donny & Natalie
Nino & Manuela
Chamalo & Lydia Laprade
Riquita Alta
Sol David & Anne-So
And much more…
And many more rose after dancing competition :
Audi Sai & Pamela (Urban Kiz)
Azzedine & Allison (Urban Kiz)
JP & Stephy (Urban Kiz sensual)
Jo Seize & Marion (Tarraxo)
T Peak (Adam) (Tarraxo)
Stephy & Valere (Urban Kiz)
Fred & Morgane (Urban Kiz sensual)
Nadou & Natalie (Kizomba/ Semba)
Landry & Windy (Kizomba/ Semba)
Elhadj & Lysis (Kizomba/ Semba)
We are teaming up with UK promoters to host our UK competition qualifier from August 2023 to October 2023
And more to be announced…
More details about the whole competition process, rules, details, schedule, line up and prizes will be announced soon… In the meantime find yourself a partner and START PRACTISING ?

Ginga Boo UK will be organising workshop with international artists to help participants to learn more, develop and be inspire throughout the year. Keep your eyes open ?

Let’s show that UK has got talent!!!

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