3rd Edition


16-19 JUNE 2022

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The Kizomba Gala Challenge (KGC), is an international festival that takes place in Nantes with the aim of promoting the Kizomba dance culture.
Our team called Kin Dancers is composed of more than 30 passionate dancers, choreographers and DJ’s who put together all the efforts to make your experience unique.
In a city with a warm atmosphere and an international airport, our simplicity and organizational capacity is our strength, so that you can have a memorable weekend around your passion.

During the festival, the CHALLENGE will take place on Saturday from 19H to 22H. The CHALLENGE is a dance competition of Kizomba schools from all over the world in choreographic training, with the aim of highlighting the amateurs and students of Kizomba, showing the work of the teachers and encouraging the learning of this beautiful dance. When a teacher registers his or her students for the competition, it gives him or her the opportunity to give an hour of class during the festival. The competition is judged by a selection of the best artists known in the world. The winners get a 1000€ prize. During the challenge, the spectators, as in any gala, have the opportunity to eat on site.

On the way to the third edition with as always a lot of surprises. We are looking forward to welcoming you in our new and sumptuous hall located at 8 mn from the airport.

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The Kizomba Gala Challenge Festival takes place from June 16th to June 19th 2022 in one of the largest party halls in Nantes called La Carrière. Nestled in the heart of a green setting, La Carrière offers a range of modern and fully adaptable rooms, depending on the size of the event and the desired atmosphere. In this realm of stone and water, conducive to creation and the emergence of ideas, La Carrière has been hosting professional and cultural events of various styles and horizons for 20 years.

We set up several shuttles from the airport/station to the dance hall and the hotels

competition rules

All about the Challenge !

The objective of this competition is to bring together schools from around the world, to present the work done by the teacher during a dance season, and to allow the student to assess his level according to the other candidates through this personal challenge that will give you another vision of this beautiful dance.

These rules are intended for teachers who wish to enter their students in this competition. It is their responsibility to explain the content of the competition to their students.

The competition is open to students with at least one year of dance experience. Do not hesitate to talk to your teachers

The participation fee for the competition is 30 euros per student, giving the right to a full pass for the Festival. The participation fee is collected by the teacher and sent to the organization by bank check, bank transfer, cash or on the official ticket office together with the completed list of participants.

There is no charge for teachers, the full pass is offered, as well as the opportunity to teach for one hour during the festival. A prize of 1000 € is shared between the first three winners at the end of the competition.

The scoring system will be organized as follows: an experienced jury will evaluate participants on 3 scoring components. Each judge will be assigned a single component. Before the competition, the judges will gather to follow a brief explanatory training of their respective component:

TQ : technical quality 
- posture, line and body shape
- positions and transitions
- balance (static equilibrium and dynamic equilibrium)     
- physical connection
- communication
- accuracy, coherence and efficiency

MM : Movement to music
- time and tempo
- rhythmic structure
- musical interpretation

CP : choregraphy and presentation (choreography and presentation)
- content, atmosphere
- movements coordination
- creativity, level of difficulty
- expression, interpretation
- space management

For a minimum duration of 2 minutes 30 seconds, the soundtrack should contain kizomba music (ghetto zouk, tarraxa, urban kiz) and/or semba and/or afrohouse. The soundtrack should be sent to the contact address : contact@kizombagalachallenge.com

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