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.
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 entry fee to compete is
$200 PER COUPLE.
Our judges panel for the 2nd Olympiads of Kizomba North American competition will include:
Pamela Hernandez - USA
(Pamela represented the US in Paris in 2017)
Marietta Villalobos of Kizomba Uwa - USA
JP & Stephy - Paris, France
Laurent Yishu - Paris, France
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.
It is not mandatory to compete in the competition to be a part of the Olympiads weekend. The weekend will consist of:
The best airport to fly into is Austin Bergstrom International.
Airport code is AUS.
We have Uber & Lyft to get around town.
The competition, workshops, and Friday & Saturday socials will be happening at
417 Buell Ave, Ste A
Austin, Texas 78757