Unity Zouk/Fusion Social: Fade Edition
Sun, Jun 16, 2019 7:00PM -
Unity Events LLC & First Sunday Fusion ("FSF") are teaming up to bring you another innovative dance social!
FSF's most popular fusion events have been its Slow Jam themed dances. However, this is not unique to fusion. There is growing demand for non-threatening physical closeness that has been showing itself in a number of social dance scenes such as fusion, zouk, kizomba, blues, sensual bachata, among others.
This social is tentatively nicknamed "Fade" to describe the feeling of letting the rest of the world "fade" away as you melt with your partner. A Fade social is specifically designed to encourage a strong physical connection under the backdrop of slow, meditative, sultry music.
Date: Sunday, June 16th, 2019
7 PM - 8 PM: Workshop on "Controlled Movement for Lyrical Partner Dance" taught by the wonderful Umka Pele
This Sunday will be all about the feels! Our workshop will cover body control techniques for slow sensual dances, subtle connection and universal leading and following skills for creating smooth and seamless movement that feels soft and delicious. Music theme is Zouk, Kizomba and Lyrical fusion.
8 PM - 11 PM: Social Dance
DJ will be DJ F&M (Jason Fuse & Muse) in his first full social DJ debut (eek!). Music will all be fusionable and zoukable, with an emphasis on slow and lyrical music per the month's theme.
Cost: $5 for the lesson, $10 for the social, or $15 for both. Exact change makes you our favorites. But paypal or venmo is possible too. No cards unfortunately.
Salsa With Silvia
3232 Georgia Ave NW, Suite 105, Washington, DC
A fabulous Metro-accessible venue with beautiful floors, great sound system, and creative dance vibe. Entrance near Georgia and Lamont. Walking distance (10-15 min) from Columbia Heights and Petworth metro stops, as well as H2, H4, and 70 crosstown bus lines.
Q: What kind of music can I expect?
A: As Unity and FSF are primarily zouk and fusion groups, much of the music will draw from late night zouk & fusion style music. However, we will also have music from other genres that invoke the same feel.
Some songs that evoke the feeling we are going for:
Work Song by Hozier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH7bjV0Q_44
am Yours by Tracy Chapman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k-nhAWjQEI
of the Water by SYML https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T4THwne8IE
What kind of dance can I do?
A: Whatever you and your partner choose! Zouk, fusion, and blues dancers will be most familiar with the kind of music we'll have. But as a fusion dance, you are welcome to use as much of your dance knowledge as possible.
Q: Any discounts available?
A: Yes! If you'd like to get into the event for a discount in exchange for volunteering at the front desk, leave a comment or send a message! https://www.facebook.com/events/518297335372711/