Brazilian Zouk

Zouk-Lambada (also called Lambada-Zouk or Brazilian Zouk) is a group of closely related dance styles based on or evolved from the lambada dance style and is typically danced to zouk music or other music containing the zouk beat. The name Brazilian Zouk or Zouk Lambada is used to distinguish the dance from the Caribbean Zouk dance style, which is historically related to, but very different from the Lambada dance style.

The two dominant styles of Zouk-Lambada are the Porto-Seguro style and the Rio-style. Brazilian Zouk was first developed in Rio de Janeiro. It is mainly danced in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia), Australia, The Netherlands and Spain, though also present in other European countries and North America. It uses a modified, slower, smoother, even more sensual version of the old lambada.

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