Olympiads Of Kizomba – North America

What is the Olympiads of Kizomba?


The Olympiads of Kizomba is an international kizomba competition that is based on 100% improvisation. The competitors compete to earn a bronze, silver, or gold medal in the following 4 kizomba style categories: sensual, urban, authentic, and tarraxa.

Who is allowed to compete in the Olympiads?


The competition is open to ALL (instructors, performers, enthusiasts, students, etc.) in North America. (*No European couples allowed.) Same gendered couples are also open to participate in the competition. The competition is open to a maximum of 15 couples.

The winning couple of the Olympiads of Kizomba North America competition will win an all expense paid trip to Paris, France to represent North America and compete against other European couples at a shot to win the World Title of Olympiads of Kizomba Champion 2017!  The competition in Paris will take place June 23-25, 2017!

The entry fee to compete is $200 PER COUPLE. 

Who will be on the panel of judges?


Our judges panel for the 1st Olympiads of Kizomba North American competition will include:

Marc Brewer - USA

Eric Fitzgerald of KizombaEfx- USA

Karla Villarreal of Mechikana- USA

Marietta Villalobos of Kizomba Uwa - USA

Aaron Gallegos of Kizomba Uwa - USA

Regis & Jessica - Paris, France

Laurent Yishu - Paris, France

What will the judges be looking for? What is the overall process of the competition?


Check out this FAQ video I did with Laurent answering some FAQs, explaining the point system, and the overall process of the competition from here in the US to the process in Paris.

How can I be a part of the event if I don't wish to compete?


It is not mandatory to compete in the competition to be a part of the Olympiads weekend. The weekend will consist of:

  • Three (3) 100% kizomba only socials Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night!!! Confirmed DJs so far are DJ Ogarocious (Charles Ogar) & DJ Low (Laurent Yishu)!! There will also be taxi dancers at each of the social to ensure everyone is dancing!
  • An intensive workshop for all 4 styles of kizomba (sensual, tarraxa, urban, and authentic) taught by the Champions of the 1st Olympiads of Kizomba in Paris, Regis & Jessica!!!
  • A special musicality 90 minute workshop taught by Laurent Yishu!!!
  • And the opportunity to witness the historical event of the 1st Olympiads of Kizomba competition EVER in North America!!

ATTENTION! The first 7 leads and 7 follows to purchase their passes to the Olympiads weekend will get the following perks:

  • Entry into a raffle to win a free pass to the 3rd Annual Neo Kizomba Festival
  • 1 month free of my online kizomba lessons at www.learntokiz.com
  • 100 urban kizomba songs free via Dropbox!

The entire Olympiads of Kizomba weekend will be taking place all in one venue! The Inspired Movement Dance Studio!

Travel Info!

  • If you are flying into Austin, use airport code AUS for Austin Bergstrom International Airport. The airport is about 15 mins driving from the Inspired Movement Dance Studio, 2311 South Congress Austin, TX 78704!
  • Austin does not have Uber or Lyft, but we do are two other alternatives called Fare & Fasten.
  • There are two hotels are 1 mile away from the studio: 1) Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel (512) 444-0561 & 2) La Quinta Inn (512) 447-6661