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#NEOKIZ WEEKENDER Featuring Charles Ogar

September 20 - 21, 2014




















Charles Ogar, founder of Neo Kizomba™, is well known for his easy to understand, unique, and fun teaching style you all are sure to love! This 2-Day Weekender is designed to really emphasize proper technique for dancing Kizomba with focus on the "Neo Kizomba Trifecta" - connection with the 1) Earth 2) Your Partner 3) The Music.


** #NEOKIZ Weekender **





Friday Sept 19 | Conclave - African Music Night


TIME: 10PM - 2AM

LOCATION: 4020 Lounge @ The Saucy Crab (Durham)


Join Kizomba RDU as we warm up for #NEOKIZ WEEKENDER. Kizomba lesson from 1030PM - 11:30PM followed by a night of music and dancing!


Limited Complimentary Passes at






Saturday Sept 20th (Day): Recommended for Beginners to Intermediate Levels

2:00pm - 6:30pm | Back Studio (registration at 1:30pm)


Workshop 1: Back to Basics

Workshop 2: NeoKiz Musicality

Workshop 3: Saida Intensive 

5:00pm - 6:30pm: NeoKiz Social & Practica




Saturday Sept 20th (Night): KIZ FEVER - the official #NeoKiz Weekender Party 

10:00pm - 2:00am | Location: Back Studio


DJ Oscar BA (Washington, DC) will be playing the best in Kizomba, Tarraxinha, Zouk, Kompa, Semba, Afro House, Salsa Romantica, Bachata and more!


Cost: Included in #NEOKIZ Weekender passes or $10 (social only)





Sunday Sept 21st (Day): Recommended for Intermediate Levels

:00pm - 4:00pm | Back Studio (registration at 1:30pm)


Workshop 1: Syncopation Spices 

Workshop 2: Push It Good!




Sunday Sept 21 (Night); Sunday Salsa Social w/Kizomba Lounge 

TIME: 6:30PM - 10:30PM (Salsa lesson at 6:30PM/Social Dancing 7:30PM)

Cost: $8 or $4 after 9pm (Not included in #NEOKIZ Weekender passes) 


Join Kizomba RDU as we host an all Kizomba Lounge from 9:30PM - 10:30PM during the Sunday Salsa Social at TDS. DJ Abuelo Jack Wolf will be playing a mix of Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Cha Cha and more throughout the night from 7:30PM - 9:30PM!



** No partner necessary

** All levels welcome


Note: Salsa/Ballroom shoes are not required. Wear comfortable shoes that do not grip the floor. Sneakers are not recommended for this workshop.



Kiz Experience" Pass- $55 (includes 5 Hour Workshops + Neo Kiz Practica + "Kiz Fever" party)Full Workshop Pass: $50 Pre-registration/ $75 at the door / $15 per workshopSaturday Workshop Only: $45 (includes Neo Kiz Practica)Sunday Workshop Only: $30


** GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE for Groups 4 or more




About Charles Ogar


Charles got his first taste of dance at the age of 8 in elementary through a program called “Believe In Me”. In elementary and middle school he also played the flute, piano, and alto saxophone which gave him a keen sense of rhythm and musicality. He first learned the basic steps for salsa in his first of year of college. Charles soon found himself taking weekly classes and going out social dancing religiously. He quickly gained a strong foot in the basics and began adding his own energetic, style and flavor. From here, Charles expanded his dancing to bachata, punta, samba, cha cha, salsa on2, a bit of cuban salsa, and now Kizomba. Charles loves how Kizomba uniquely embodies connection between the ground, your partner, and the music.Charles is currently becoming well known, throughout the US and internationally, for his detailed instruction and super smooth and musical style on the dance floor


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