FIT2Dance.ca proudly presents:
The 1st Annual Vancouver Island Kizomba Festival – VIKIZFEST 2018 in beautiful Nanaimo, BC. For our inaugural year, we’ve pulled out all the stops offering something for everyone!

The Festival features:
– 2 full days of event dance workshops with high caliber instructors
– 2 evenings of DJ Performances (Fri/Sat – restricted to 16+ years of age)
– *Friday afternoon a la carte Private Lessons and Workshop Intensives (*private registration; not included with festival ticket)
– Saturday Exhibitor/Vendor Booths, Photobooth, Dance Competitions, and Dance Showcase Performances (all ages show).
– Sunday evening Festival After Party hosted by LevelTwo Nightclub (restricted to 19+ years of age)

Dance Participants:
VIKIZFEST offers a full weekend of learning and dancing to expand your dance growth and development:
– High quality workshops Workshops from Beginners to Advanced levels in Semba and Kizomba with renowned and accomplished instructors.
– *Master Workshops with Charles ‘Mr.NeoKiz’ Ogar (*for VIP Pass Holders only)
– **Opportunities to attend for Private Lessons and Intensive workshops (**Private Lessons and Intensive Workshops are not included in ticket pricing.)

Festival Spectators:
Curious about the Angolan dance called Kizomba? This is your chance to see what all the excitement is about!
VIKIZFEST offers:
– Saturday Exhibitor/Vendor Booths, Photobooth, Dance Competitions, and Dance Showcase Performances (all ages show)
– Fri and Sat night DJ Performances (16+ years of age);
– Festival After Party hosted by LevelTwo Nightclub (19+ years of age)

Our Amazing Line-Up Of Instructors:
– Charles “Mr. NeoKiz” Ogar (USA)
– Eugene “Tin-Man” Cleveland & Jhanelle Lorene (USA/CAN)
– Galina Lipina (USA)
– Nephew Drummer (USA)
– Phillyp Chanlatte (USA)

DJ Performances by:
– Charles “Mr. NeoKiz” Ogar (USA)
– Jeff Yim aka DJ Jeff (CAN)
– Nephew Drummer (USA)

VIKIZFEST Saturday Showcase
Master of Ceremonies: Chris Wood

Exhibitors/Vendors:
– Tourism Nanaimo
– Canucks Autism Network
– Luna Photolounge
– Sarah-Lea’s Dance Shoes
– more to follow…

Dance Competition:
1st Annual VIKIZFEST AM-AM (Amateur-Amateur) Jack and Jill Competition. Prizes and awards offered to best social dancers as chosen by our Event Instructors.

Dance Performing Artists:
– Eugene “Tin-Man” Cleveland & Jhanelle Lorene (Kizomba –
USA/CAN)
– Phillyp Chanlatte & Galina Lipina (Semba – USA/USA)
– Rick Clark (Zouk – Zouk Victoria)
– Salsa Caliente Performance Team (Bachata & Salsa – Salsa Caliente)

More instructors, DJs, performing artists, and Exhibitors/Vendors to be announced soon!

Venue:
All workshops and DJ Performances will be held at the stunning Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Festival After Party on Sunday night hosted by LevelTwo Nightclub.

Accommodations:
VIKIZFEST has partnered with a variety of Nanaimo Hoteliers to provide added fun experiences and cost savings. Visit vikizfest.com/hotels for festival rates.

Age restrictions:
VIKIZFEST Saturday Showcase: All ages
DJ Performances: restricted to 16+ years of age
Festival After Party: restricted to 19+ years of age

Portions of all ticket proceeds will go to the Canucks Autism Network.
www.vikizfest.com

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