Missouri City Branch Library Hosts Kizomba Dance Class

Kizomba instructor Jose de la Torre.

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library will have an introductory “Kizomba Dance for Beginners” 2-part class on Wednesdays, February 1st and 8th, from 7 to 8 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway.

Kizomba music originated in Angola, a coastal South African nation whose culture was influenced by Portuguese colonials. The music and dance are derived from semba, a kind of mixture of Angolan Merengue and the tribal Kilapanda dance.

Kizomba is a couple’s dance; the goal is to synchronize perfectly as a couple with the music and express it through elegant footwork, smooth body movement, and attitude.

In this 2-part introductory class, kizomba instructor Jose de la Torre will share the fundamentals of kizomba and posture, as well as background on the music and etiquette. Technical steps will be introduced in the second session.

Participants may come with a partner or alone; partners will rotate. Because space is limited to 15 couples, registration is required. Participants should include their partner’s name when registering.

This program is made possible by the Friends of the Missouri City Branch Library.

The class is free and open to the public. To register online at the library’s website www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on “Classes & Events,” select “Missouri City Branch Library” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library (281-238-2100) or by visiting the library.