About K&L's teachers training

2019 program


A teachers training program developed by Kadu Pires and Larissa Thayane:

– Become a Brazilian Zouk teacher in dance studios and dance events
– Dance teachers and professional dancers can gain a better undertaking of our vocabulary and teaching techniques
– Session include lectures, demonstrations and practice for teaching all levels
– Discover new approaches and methods
– Educate the next generation so they learn correctly from the start
– Motivate and inspire teachers and professional dancers to take your classes and students to another level


The training is offered in 3 modules of 10 hours per module. A series of education workshops with Kadu Pires and Larissa Thayane designed to address Brazilian Zouk teachers needs.

The training is made up of practical and theoretical classes and conferences. The work schedule is 5 hours a day, during 2 days, with a total of 30 hours of learning.

Dates and Location

Module 1 – 23 and 24 of February

Module 2 and Module 3 – 16, 17 and 18 of August, in Long Beach, California USA.

Address: MMS Dance – 324 Redondo Ave, Long Beach 90814, United States

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“We have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to live our dream. It is our pleasure to take students on the exotic journey that is Latin dance. ”
– Kadu Pires and Larissa Thayane

Module 1: Feb 23 & 24

Feb 23, 2019
2pm to 3:30pm – History of music x History of Brazilian Zouk
3:30pm to 5pm – Warm up/Brazilian Zouk Basics/Syllabus
30min break
5:30pm to 7:30pm – Foundation turn patterns/Exercises/Q&A


Feb 24
1pm to 2pm – Brazilian Zouk Timing
2pm to 3pm – Musicality
3pm to 4:30pm – Cambre/Balao/Exercises
Break (30min)
5pm to 6:30pm – Critique Session/Q&A

Module 2

August 16
6pm to 7pm – Revise Brazilian Zouk Syllabus/Q&A
7pm to 8pm – Intermediate Turn Pattern without Head Movements
8pm to 9pm – Technique for Head Movements & Balao/Drills/Q&A
9m to 10:30pm – Critique Session

August 17
11am to 1pm – Improve your teacher skills in class
1pm to 2:30pm – Warm up/Solo Turns/Partner Turns/turns with head movement
Break (30min)
3pm to 4:30pm – Becoming a professional dancer

Module 3

August 17
4:30pm to 6:30pm – Choreographing a team x couple choreography/Drills
6:30pm to 8pm – Working with Counter Balance/Drills

August 18
11am to 12pm – Dance School Management
12pm to 2pm – Judging training
Break (30min)
2:30pm to 3:30pm – DJ training for Brazilian Zouk events
3:30pm to 5:30pm – Critique Session/Q&A