About the event
Kizomba (as well as it’s precursor, Semba) is a family friendly partner dance originating in Angola. It is however, more than just a dance. Kizomba is a culture - beautiful soulful music, dancing, eating, socializing - grounded in human interaction.
Steel City Kizomba Festival 2019, held October 24 through 27, will bring together professional dance instructors, DJs, students, and performers--from more than 25 cities across the US, Africa, and Europe--for a weekend of dance instruction, networking, social dancing, and performances.
Why should you sponsor?
After three successful years, Steel City Kizomba outgrew holding its larger weekend event in dance studios, and launched Steel City Kizomba Festival 2018 at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. For 2019, our budget has more than doubled, and we need your help to continue making our weekend event accessible to all students of dance. Steel City Kizomba is one of the only dance companies focusing on teaching cultural understanding in tandem with music and dance, and is looking to expand its relationships and partnerships to sustain and grow events like Steel City Kizomba Festival 2019.
Please sponsor Steel City Kizomba Festival 2019 to help us continue bringing world-class, affordable dance education and cultural understanding to Pittsburgh. We look forward to partnering with you this year, and many more to come.
Steel City Kizomba is a dance company based in Pittsburgh, PA. Headed by co-directors Mike and Melissa, they teach and promote African dance and cultural preservation and integration in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. They have trained nationally and internationally in Kizomba and Semba, plus other African dances such as Soukous, Chakacha, Afrohouse, and Kuduro. They’ve also completed the Semba instructor course by the Fantastic 4 (Paulo, Lanna, Miguel, Susana) in Lisbon, Portugal, as well as the Kizomba and Semba Teacher training course with Mestre Petchu. Mike is known in the dance community for his smooth dance style and love of music. That very love for music has led Mike to become a growing DJ in the community. Melissa has an extensive background in hip hop, contemporary, ballet, tap, and jazz and is an experienced semi-professional dancer and choreographer known for her positive energy and enthusiasm.
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