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Neokiz Festival 1st Edition

Neokiz Festival 1st Edition


*** DJ OZY SHYNE (France) ***FOAM PARTY***8+HRS WORKSHOPS***GIGI(Sweden)***ALL WHITE GLOW PARTY*** THE “SUNSET GAMES” *** #NeoKIzFest2015 #ItsGoingDown

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The Neo Kizomba movement continues on to the 1st NeoKiz Festival in the Neo Kizomba capital Austin, TX in collaboration with Austin Inspired Movement the weekend of July 10th – 12th, 2015!

This event will host the 1st Ever Kizomba FOAM PARTY, and GLOW PARTY that will be DJed by the one and only, eargasmic DJ Ozy Shyne who is a popular DJ that rocks out the Kizomba floor at some of the hottest Kizomba Festivals in Europe! DJ Ozy Shyne is one the best Kizomba DJs in the WORLD!! Check out one of his eargasmic kizomba mixes he created for Valentine’s Day!!

The workshops will be taught by two international Kizomba artists from Europe that have joined forces as a new couple, Gigi (Sweden) & Ozy (France). [BIOS BELOW!] We also have the sexy, bundalicious Marietta Villalobos teaching Tarraxinha, as well the Neo Kizomba instructors of Austin providing a multi-level Kizomba learning experience that caters to everyone no matter what their level may be!

Tentative Schedule for the Neokiz Festival Weekend

****Friday July 10th | 7:30 PM – 3:00 AM @ Tiempo Dance Studio****
Address: 2311 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

7:30 – 8:00 PM: Registration Begins – Obtain Level Wristbands
8:00 – 9:00 PM: Neo Kizomba Kick Off Workshops (2 Levels)
9:15 – 9:30 PM: Break & Practice Session
9:30 – 10:30 PM: Kizomba Workshop with Gigi & Ozy (All Levels)
10:30 PM – 2:30 AM: The All White NEOKIZ GLOW PARTY: DJ Ozy Shyne, DJ Ogarocious (Charles Ogar), DJ Favian Bustos

****Saturday July 11th | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM @ Tiempo Dance Studio****
Address: 2311 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

11:00 AM -12:00 PM: NeoKiz Kizomba Workshop (2 Levels)
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM: –Break & Practice Session–
12:15 PM -1:15 PM: Kizomba Workshop with Gigi & Ozy (All Levels)
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM: –Break & Practice Session–
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Neo Kizomba Workshop (2 Levels)
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM: –Break & Practice Session–
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM: Kizomba Workshop with Gigi & Ozy (All Levels)
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM: Ending Photos

****Saturday Night July 11th | 7:30 PM – 2:00 AM @ Rainey Hookah Bar & Lounge****
Address: 84 N I35 Austin, Texas 78701

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM: The Wet & Wild Sunset Games
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Tarraxinha Body Flow with Marietta Villalobos
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM: 1st EVER ROOFTOP BEACHWEAR KIZOMBA FOAM PARTY featuring DJ Ozy Shyne!!!

****Sunday, July 12th | 12:00 AM – 4:00 PM @ Tiempo Dance Studio****
Address: 2311 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
12:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Tarraxinha Lead & Follow with Marietta Villalobos (All Levels)
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM: –Break & Practice Session–
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Neo Kizomba Final Workshop (2 Levels)
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM: –Break & Practice Session–
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM: Ozy Shyne Final Workshop (All Levels)

=====Hotel Information for NeoKiz Weekend in Austin, Texas=====

Best Western (1 mile away from Tiempo Dance Studio & 2 miles away from Rainey Hookah!!!)
Address: 2200 South I-35 | Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 444-0561

Use this link to book your rooms BY JUNE 10TH!!


==Pet Friendly hotel, completely renovated, located in Travis Heights “78704”
==Minutes from Austin Attractions, The University of Texas, Austin Convention Center, South Congress (SoCo MAP), State Capitol, 6th Street, the Warehouse District, and St. Edwards University
==Complimentary Full HOT Breakfast served in our restaurant
==On-site Restaurant / Sports Bar with Live Music – Blue Moon Rock N Blues
==FREE Hi Speed Internet Access in Guestrooms and Public Areas & Free Local Calls
==37″ Flat screen TV’s with Cable (HBO & ESPN included), Microwave, Refrigerator, Iron & Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Large Desk, Complimentary Coffee, Phones with Data Ports, and Private Voice Mail
==Beautiful Garden Courtyard Pool and Hot Tub, Wading Pool, Business Center with Internet and Fax/Copy, Elevators, Fitness Room, Guest Laundry, Safe Deposit Box, Free Bus Parking.
==Check in time: 3:00 PM – Check out time: 11:00 AM

See the full list of amenities at Best Western here!


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=====What is Neo Kizomba?======

Neo Kizomba, a term coined by the founder Charles Ogar, represents 3 things…

1) Charles Ogar’s unique method towards teaching Kizomba, musically inspired, english-based, easy to understand. This unique and easy to understand method towards teaching Kizomba allowed Charles to become a full time professional Kizomba instructor in 2014. Charles has taught his Neo Kizomba method across 4 countries, 9 congresses, 23 cities, in over 30+ workshops in 2014 alone!

2) Neo Kizomba is also used to describe the newer styles of Kizomba music that is being produced in more recent times that is influenced by hip-hop and R&B. Zouk Bass, ghetto zouk, are some term used to describe newer music, but not all of the newer is heavy on the bass. Neo Kizomba includes, but is not limited to ghetto zouk, it categorizes the newer music that is not traditional or “retro”.

3) Neo Kizomba also categorizes the newer styles of dancing Kizomba vs a more traditional style of dancing Kizomba. These newer more modern styles of dancing Kizomba emerged with the newer styles of music that have been produced. Dancers/Instructors such as Albir Rojas, Isabelle & Felicien, Enah Lebon, Cymeone all have non-traditional way of dancing Kizomba.


Ozy Shyne is of Haitian origin, but was raised in Paris, France. He has a background as a professional Hip Hop dancer and during his 18 year long career he has been crowned World Hip Hop Champion in 2001.

He performed in musicals all over the world and danced in music videos as well as on stage with some of the worlds biggest artists, including Beyonce, Jay-Z, Eminem etc.

He has also starred in several French movies and been part of the first tutorial Hip Hop dance video in France, serving as an inspiration for thousands of dancers who started learning from his videos.

In 2008 he moved to London and successfully introduced new concepts to social salsa parties and won several awards for his events, such as the UK Special Events Price.

Thereafter Ozy was also the person who developed Kizomba in Croatia, where he was living for three years. He introduced and spread it over many cities all around the country. His deep connection to Croatia exists even today. So Ozy has found an amazing and unique spot, where he is currently organizing the new O’Kiz Festival in Havar this August.

Besides being a talented and multifaceted dancer, Ozy is also a very frequently requested and highly appreciated DJ, playing different genres including Kizomba, Salsa, Hip Hop etc. He knows how to select the right tunes and music and to read the crowd to create the perfect atmosphere on the dancefloor.

Today he is an international performer, teacher and DJ.
His many years of experience become apparent by his professionalism. He is a performer with heart and soul, true to his motto: Dance to express not impress.

Ozy has been choreographing and dancing with some of the biggest Afro Caribbean artists like Kaysha, Nichols, Alison Hinds and Wareen.

Events / Festivals / Congress / Weekenders:

Bratislava Kizomba Festival – Bratislava, Slovakia
Croatian Summer Salsa Festival – Rovinj, Croatia
Dance Fusion Festival – Poznan, Poland
Got Kizomba – San Francisco, USA
Hong Kong Congress – Hong Kong, China
Luxembourg Kizomba Festival – Luxemburg
Mambo City -Congress – London, UK
Paris Kizomba Congress – Paris, France
Royal Kizomba Festival – Poland
Summer Sensual Days – Rovinj, Croatia
Swimming Kizomba Festival – Maux, France
Suave Festival – Paris, -France
St Tropez Festival – St Tropez, France
Valbonne Festival – Valbonne, France
and many other cities and countries such as Russia, Germany, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Belgium, Norway, Vienna, Budapest, etc.

Gigi’s Bio:

Gigi is originally from Turkey, but born and raised in Sweden. She started dancing around the age of 16. One of her first dance schools was the prizewinning Twisted Feet Dance Academy in Gothenburg, where she got her foundation in hip hop. She has tried most of the different streetdance styles and is therefore a true chameleon. But it was not until she started dancing salsa in 2011 that she discovered her interest in partner dances. She became a frequent social dancer and started traveling to festivals to fully get outlet for her passion. When she was first introduced to kizomba she quickly fell in love with the captivating dance and its music. She started teaching both in her hometown and at festivals and events around Europe. She has a playful yet smooth style with her own hip hop-touch.

-Places Gigi has taught Kizomba in Europe

Scandinavian Salsa Congress – Gothenburg, Sweden
Bachata and Kizomba Weekend – Oslo, Norway
Luxembourg Kizomba Festival – Luxemburg
Feeling Kizomba Festival – Madrid, Spain
Salsa Festival Västerås – Västerås, Sweden
KISS Festival – Stockholm, Sweden
Kizzafro – Moscow, Russia
Benidorm BK Congress – Benidorm, Spain
KIFE – Kizomba Italian Festival Event – Trieste, Italy
Ta Fixé Kizomba Saturday – Copenhagen, Denmark
Paris Kizomba Congress – Paris, France
KIZMI Kizomba Milano Festival – Milano, Italy
Sweden Kizomba Festival – Gothenburg, Sweden
Dance4Kidz – Warsaw, Poland
Summer Sensual Days – Rovinj, Croatia
Croatian Summer Salsa Festival – Rovinj, Croatia

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Date: 10 July 2015
Location: Usa
Address: - Austin

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