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 2018!  The competition in Paris will take place June 9-10, 2018!

The entry fee to compete is


Who will be on the panel of judges?

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

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.

Big change for the overall Olympiads competition!

Watch this video to see how it affects the North American competitors!

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 2nd Olympiads of Kizomba in Paris, JP & Stephy!!!
  • Laurent Yishu and Mr. Neokiz will also be teaching workshops!!!
  • And the opportunity to witness the historical event of the 2nd 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 4th Annual Neo Kizomba Festival
  • 1 month free of my online kizomba lessons at www.learntokiz.com
  • 100 urban kizomba songs free via Dropbox!

Travel Info!

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
Dance International
417 Buell Ave, Ste A
Austin, Texas 78757