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What is Kizomba & Semba?

Kizomba is one of the most popular genres of dance and music originating in Angola. It is a derivative of traditional Angolan semba with zouk and compas music from the French Caribbean Islands. On this basis, Kizomba music emerged as a more modern music genre with a sensual touch mixed with African rhythm.


Semba is a traditional type of music from the Southern-African country of Angola. Semba comes from the singular Masemba, meaning "a touch of the bellies", a move that characterizes the Semba dance.

Why learn to dance Kizomba or Semba?

1: It’s a Very Good Stress Reliever. As you may already know, dancing is a very excellent mode of de-stressing. It offers people with an exhilarating and different experience—with movements that can help people forget about their problems and get a bit of relaxation.

2: It Can Make You Healthy“Health is wealth.” We’ve heard this statement thousands of times, and it actually makes more sense today, considering the fact that many are living in stressful jobs, difficult working conditions, exposure to harmful components, and many other potentially dangerous factors. Dancing the Kizomba regularly can help you get rid of your toxins in the body. Sweating it out (via dance) can help in toning your muscles, reduce risks for coronary heart diseases and problems, regulation of blood pressure levels—and one more thing: it will make you sexier too!

3: It Can Help You Feel Closer to Your Spouse or Partner. Kizomba’s sensual movements and dancing styles makes it the perfect hobby for partners, whether it may be spouses, girlfriends and boyfriends, or any other types of relationships. Do some sexy dancing moves with your partner (with eye to eye contact) in order to create that deeper and lasting connection. This will make you feel a whole lot closer to your partner—and it will certainly make things a whole lot better—and “hotter” for the both of you!

4: It’s More F-U-N! Dancing is definitely one of the most fun-filled activities that you can do.

Here are some video clips of what Kizomba looks like...

Here are some video clips of what Semba looks like...