Originating in Angola, Kizomba is a dance characterised by smooth, grounded movement and close partner connection. There is no “basic step” that is to be repeated throughout the dance. Instead, flowing with the music is a priority, while steps are incorporated according to the range of your vocabulary.

Kizomba can be successfully danced with only four or five moves, and yet mastery lies in the subtlety of movement and of the lead-follow connection.

Urban Kizomba is danced to more electronic music, including ghetto zouk and remixes of pop, hip-hop, and house music. While it is characterised by more frequent syncopation and breaks.