Kizomba is a genre of music and dance originating from Angola. It means “party” in Kimbundu language, which is one of the most widely spoken in that country. Semba is a more traditional fun dance characterized by wide steps and danced in pairs. Kizomba is danced like the more traditional Semba but is slower and more sensual.
Kizomba has only been around since the 1980’s and has been gradually becoming more popular in non African countries, including the USA. Because of its rising popularity, instructors from the local Sabor Vallero dancing team brought Eric Fitzgerald and Karla Villarreal from Houston. Eric and Karla gave a demonstration at Havana Club on Friday, July 31st. Eric brought his cell phone to the DJ booth and requested to dance with Karla to the rhythm of the song named :”Milongo”. Many dance students observed and got helpful tips from the instructors. This was part of a pre-party for a workshop held at South Padre Island on 8/1/15.
These four couples have deservedly reached the FINAL competition for “Bailando en Havana”, which has been scheduled for Thursday, May 28th!!! Once we get confirmation from the event organizer, we will announce the special guests and other relevant details for this exciting TV competition’s grand finale.
For the first time in the valley, Niurka Marcos will present its spectacular show: Cabaret Cubano on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Do not miss this unique event featuring dancers, comedians, musical group and of course, the spectacular Niurka herself. Restaurant and full bar a open at 8 PM. Show starts at 9 PM. Tickets are sold at the club and range from $45 to $80 and they are going fast! If you need more info, please call 956-562-5165 0r 956-687-3100.
ATTENTION DANCERS: On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (7 PM), Niurka will also be giving a 1-hour Private Dance Class at Havana Club and Grill. She will be teaching Son Cubano & Rumba. The cost of the class is $40.
The long anticipated “Bailando En Havana” TV competition started on October 28, 2014! Twenty local celebrities have paired with excellent dancers to compete for $10,000 in prizes. Each couple has selecetd a foundation to receive the cash prize. Restaurant and full bar open during these events, which are open to the public. The next event is on Tuesday 11-11-14 and after it, all the other events will continue to be televised in front of a live audience during most Thursdays of the next months. The TV show will air in Televisa on Saturdays. Please check our Facebook page for details and updated information: www.facebook.com/havanaclubmcallen.