Rio Zouk 30 Day Immersion Course 2024

Rio Zouk 30 Day Immersion Course 2024

Rio Zouk 30 Day Immersion Course 2024

Sun Jun 09 2024 at 05:00 pm to Tue Jul 09 2024 at 05:00 pm

Av. Nossa Sra. de Copacabana, 492, 492 Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, Copacabana, Brazil

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The OG Semi all-inclusive Brazilian Zouk & Cultural Immersion Course

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Experience the Ultimate Brazilian Zouk Training Program at Rio Zouk Immersion 2024!

Calling all passionate dancers to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from June 9th to July 9th, 2024!

Step into the heart of Brazil and embark on a 30-day Brazilian Zouk journey like no other with the Rio Zouk Immersion dance retreat.

Have you ever dreamed of waking up in Brazil, indulging in delicious local fruits, and immersing yourself in the vibrant Brazilian culture while honing your Zouk dance skills? Look no further!

The Rio Zouk Immersion Course offers an intense training program, where participants will delve into the authentic nature of Brazilian dance and culture. Our private chef will delight your taste buds with mouthwatering Brazilian food daily, ensuring you have the energy to dance your heart out!

But that's not all! With Portuguese lessons, you'll not only connect with your fellow dancers but also interact effortlessly with the locals during our social dance outings.

No matter your dance level, our course caters to all, offering personalized training that matches your expertise. There isn't another month-long Latin dance & cultural retreat like this; Rio Zouk Immersion is an unparalleled opportunity to connect with like-minded artists and dancers, creating memories that go beyond words.

Expect the unexpected during this profound personal journey!

Join us in Brazil for an unforgettable experience that will leave you with more than you ever imagined.

Limited spots are available for the 2024 Rio Zouk Immersion Course

Apply now to secure your place in this limited space, life-changing program!

The World's 30 day Brazilian Zouk & Cultural Immersion Course.

100+ hours of trainingMake new friendsBeach style livingPerform on stageDiscover yourself in RioYour perfect level (beginner/intermediate/advanced)Learn to speak PortugueseDance Zouk every dayTrain w the creators of ZoukAll-inclusive style programBi-lingual native guidesDesigned with safety firstGet to know the Carioca’s


June 9th - July 9th 2024


Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Powered by the schools of:

  • Nucleo De Danca Renata Pecana
  • Centro De Dance Alex De Carvalho
  • Escola De Danca Jaime Aroxa Copacabana

Featured Artists of RIO30 2024.

- Renata Pecanha (CDRP)

- Jorge Perez (CDRP)

- Raphael Oliveira (CDAC)

- Izabel Ramos (CDAC)

- Bruna Pecanha CDRP)

- Felipe Lira (CDRP)

- Michelle Andradi (CDAC)

- Gabi Carvalho (CDAC)

- Weslley Bittencourt (CDAC

- Carol Correa (CDAC)

- Jotta Dancer (NDRP)

- Luana Rodriguese (NDRP)

- Evelyn Vasconcellos (Sao Paulo)

- Isador Nascieamento (CDAC)

- Yan (CDAC)

- Irla Carina (NDRP)

- Rodrigo Argolo (NDRP)

- Mafie Zouker (Neo-Zouk)

- Anna Voskavik (Neo-Zouk)

Our Course Program Highlights:

  • 100+ Hrs. Pre-planned, structured, progressive immersion
  • Two Levels for your perfect training experience (Beginner/Intermediate & Advanced)
  • Rio Zouk immersion Team Performance at Renata’s “Zouk in Rio” Festival.
  • 20 Hrs. of Portuguese language immersion (emphasizing dance)
  • Personalized 24 hour group choreography created just for us
  • Intimate group of 10 leads / 10 follows per group
  • Live in Brazil for one month, train with an amazing team of dedicated dancers
  • Experience Rio Zouk Nightlife with our “Epic Party Program”
  • Train in the factory with three of the oldest schools of Zouk in the world
  • Learn to speak basic Portuguese 5 days a week
  • Pre planned cultural outings and weekend dancing with local dancers!

For more program details click HERE.

The RIO-30 **E.X.P.E.R.I.E.N.C.E.**

**E**- ENERGY, ( Experience the unmatchable energy that is the country of Brazil)

**X**- EXCHANGE, (Share and learn new ideas about dance and life)

**P**- PERSONAL CONNECTIONS, (Make new friends from all over in the epicenter of Brazilian dance)

**E**- EVOLUTION, (Experience Massive Evolution in your dance techniques and communication)

**R**- RELATIONSHIPS, (Develop meaningful relationships with our international team and many locals)

**I** - IMMERSION, (Dance, sleep, eat, speak, repeat, Experience Brazil for 30 days straight)

**E**- EXPRESSION, (Build a solid foundation, new style, and feeling for your own personal expression)

**N**- NEXT LEVEL, (Boost your current dance level in a way that only 30 days of pure focus can)

**C**- CULTURE, (Enjoy the upbeat culture of the Brazilian Carioca, the locals of Rio de Janeiro)

**E**- ENJOY, (Travel and train with ease as all the details are taken care of by us)


Renata Pecanha also known as the “Queen of Zouk” is primarily responsible for transforming what was at the time Lambada/lamba-zouk into what we know as Rio zouk or better named “Zouk Traditional” every style of Zouk that you know such as Zouk Flow, Neo Zouk, Soul Zouk, RnB Zouk, and Zouk Love all share a foundational element in “Zouk Traditional”.


  • 20+ Techniques essential to every great zouk dancer.
  • 40+ beginner/intermediate/advanced movements to turn up your dance.
  • Up to 20 sequences combining the above movements & techniques.
  • Mastering musicality module. Take what you know now to a whole new level.
  • Dancing with Brazilian deliciousness, dance gostosinho.
  • Students will receive Personal feedback from Instructors.
  • Training certificate from Rio Zouk Immersion Course signed by our Professors.
  • The program includes a written manual & study guide/technique journal perfect for documenting your experience for further integrations later back home.
  • International performance opportunity at “Zouk in Rio” Festival.
  • Personalized Choreography (our groups choreography creation and training will be done by the Queen of Zouk, Renata Pecanha & Jorge Perez.
  • Created just for us with our group’s growth as the goal.
  • Get a peek inside the mind of Brazil’s top Choreographers
  • Perform on stage in Brazil trained by professionals from Brazil
  • See performance art in a new light only taught in Brazil.
  • Reach a new level of skill & expression in dance performance training.


  • Course delivered by the professor of Portuguese Marila Derenusson
  • Marilia obtained her degree at Universidade Federal Fluminense.
  • 5 days/week Professional Language Classes each morning.
  • 1 hours/ day enjoyed at our dance studio in between Zouk classes.
  • Tailored language classes that incorporate the topic of dance as a medium.
  • This language course is “level one” and suitable for all beginners.


  • A full 30-day stay in our apartment “SHARED” safe accommodations near the beach in Copacabana.
  • Healthy Brazilian Breakfast 5 days a week. (Variety of Local Fruits, Avocado, Eggs, Bread, Cheese, meats, coffee & juices)
  • Brazilian lunch is made daily by our private chef in-house Monday - Friday for 4 weeks and delivered to the studio for us right before our language classes begin.
  • 80 hrs. Zouk training Classes all in one place in english language just for our team. (this is the only way to get these classes in english language in Brazil other than paying for 72 hours of private lessons. (Valued at around $4800 USD)
  • 20 hrs. Portuguese language classes are taught by a professor of language.
  • Performance Choreography by Renata Pecanha on stage at Zouk in Rio festival.
  • Laundry service one time weekly done in-house for your comfort.
  • House Cleaning services are provided once per week by our staff.
  • Beachside Capoeira Workshop and Roda with Mestra Thaiane Olivera

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES (small but extra cost)

Visit some of Rio de Janeiro's most famous attractions with us as we set out to see the city each Saturday! Some of the most amazing sites in the world exist in this city! It is truly an enchanting place to visit for any length of time!

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Place we stay : CASA IN COPACABANA

  • Beautiful large private home near the beach for the entire stay!
  • Double/Triple occupancy or “upgrade” to a private room. (we do our best to pair you with wonderful roommates)
  • Large kitchen/living room, dining room.
  • AC in all bedrooms, however, we do not usually use them at all.
  • High-speed Wifi internet is included.
  • 3 blocks (5 min) walk to sandy sunny Copacabana & Ipanema beach.
  • Short walk or train to the dance studio also located in Copacabana
  • Shops, Restaurants & Fruit/Juice stands around every corner everywhere you look
  • Many many to eat to choose from for dinners out and about.
  • Bustling Copacabana culture and life right outside the door!


Airport Code: GIG or SDU



1. Passport must be valid until at least January 9th, 2025.

2. Check with your country's consulate if you need a Brazilian Visa, at least 1 month prior or by May 9th, 2024.

- **Getting your visa for Brazil just got a lot easier!! If you happen to be from the United States, Canada, Australia, or Japan you can now legally enter Brazil without a visa at all. ***

If you are visiting from another country, then check out the link below for visa details.

Link for online visa submission: Online Visa Application (It has recently become a lot easier to enter brazil check on your country's guidelines)

3. Proof of travel health insurance (Required)

suggested Link for insurance here: Travel Insurance Plan

Please submit a Course Application here prior to purchasing tickets:

Rio Zouk Immersion Course Application

We will respond as soon as possible. If you have not heard a response within a weeks time email us at



Other expenses are Not included in the ticket price.

  • Private lessons
  • Weekend / Activities
  • Cultural events
  • Sightseeing
  • Dinners
  • Renata’s Zouk in Rio Festival **
  • Airfare**
  • Medical insurance ** (** denotes required)

Also check out other Workshops in Rio de Janeiro, Festivals in Rio de Janeiro, Arts Events in Rio de Janeiro.


Tickets for Rio Zouk 30 Day Immersion Course 2024 can be booked here.

Ticket Information Ticket Price
Deposit (level 1 & 2) USD 500
Level 1 - Follower Shared Room - Full Pass USD 4,949
Level 1- Leader Shared Room - Full Pass USD 4,949
Level 2 - Follower Shared Room - Full Pass USD 4,949
Level 2- Leader Shared Room - Full Pass USD 4,949
Private Room Upgrade USD 999
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Sun Jun 09 2024 at 05:00 pm to Tue Jul 09 2024 at 05:00 pm


Av. Nossa Sra. de Copacabana, 492, 492 Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, Copacabana, Brazil

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