Join us and the thousands ALC Students

What is included

An intensive course divided into 4 chapters. All you need to start dancing kizomba with confidence in a party as a leader or as a follower.

  • Discover the Kizomba fundamentals, from hugging to basic steps.

  • Understand the ALC Lego System, learning to combine the basics in order to dance all night long.

  • Understand the Kizomba Musicaity fundamentals applyed to your dance, knowing how to best interpretate it.

  • Learn to communicate in a couple dance with leading and following exercises.

  • Take your time, as you can take the classes at your own pace.

  • Invite your partner to attend classes with you and you don't pay more for it.

  • After first chapter you can go to a party and apply what you learned easily.

  • You will get access to an amazing Kizomba History lecture that will allow you to understand better the culture.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1

    • Welcome

    • Course Road Map

  • 2

    Chapter 2

  • 3

    Chapter 3

    • L1 - Men Saída & Lady Saída

    • L2 - Contratempo Turn

    • L3 - Virgula

    • L4 - Combo 1

    • L5 - Combo 2

  • 4

    Chapter 4

    • Kizomba History

    • Musicality

    • What’s Next?

    • Help Us (feedback)

  • 5


    • Music for download

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Paula & Ricardo ALC Dance

Paula & Ricardo dance together since the year of 2000. In September 2005 they start together the project Afrolatin Connection as a Dance Company and Dance Academy in Porto, Portugal. They are regular instructors and performers guests in Festivals and Events all over the world. In 2010 they start a company together with João Paulo Duarte with the name DMAES, Espetáculos e Eventos. This company has 3 main areas, the Dance Studios, nowadays called ALC Dance Studios®, a social night club called Muxima Bar® and events organisation, with International events like Ta Fixe Kizomba Festival and DMAES Summer Bootcamp After many requests in 2013 they organize the first KTT (Kizomba Teachers Training) level 1, where they share the ALC Kizomba teaching methodology. More than 500 students from all over the world attended this training in a live and online format. They also have available the levels 2, 3 and 4 of their methodology. In Porto they manage their Dance Studios with more than 1000 students with lessons tio kids and adults. Around 150 different lessons a week with a team of more than 30 instructors, some trained by them others as freelancers. 2015 was the year that they created the project ALC HugDance, where they have nacional and international performance teams, with official trainers that learn Paula’s and Ricardo Choreographies and teach to their students, performing after in events. In 2007 and 2008, they won the title of the best Portuguese teachers. In 2009, they won in the category of best Portuguese Show at the Top Dance Awards and were nominated for best choreographers at the I Portugal Dance Awards in the "world dances" category. They were also official judges of the international kizomba competition “Africadançar” and invited regularly to judge several dance competitions. In 2017 during Berlin Salsa Congress were honoured with the Lifetime Salsa Award. It’s is possible to learn with them in their school regular lessons and workshops in several countries, but also by their online lessons with the project ALC eLearn available at their webpage

What our students say

“All the knowledge u are gonna get is amazing ”

Magda Reyes - U.S.A

“It's the best you can do, if you really want to dive into the dance and learn more about Kizomba it's roots, the tradition etc. You do not only improve your dance, but also do a lot for your personality, confidence etc. ”

Larissa Ziegler - Switzerland

“Knowledge that is tested by experience, has a structure, and you are unlikely to get it anywhere else in such a concentration, you can improve without leaving home”

Koltsov Nikita - Russia

“It is a very complete course that will teach you about the basic of kizomba & semba, different steps and routines, ginga for men and women, styling for men and women, musicality, exercises to improve your balance, understand your body weight, move your bunda and how to enjoy each step and smile with your body as you do it :) ”

Patterson - Canadá

“I wanted to thank Paula & Ricardo a lot for the webinar about musicality. It was very informative and I learned some new study I didn’t know before, for example that the term Kizomba music existed already before the influence of Zouk.”

Fabian Dre - Germany

“Fun & useful with good teachers”

Joke & Jurjan - Netherlands

“You will be drowned in information in all level. All this information represents everything you need to evolve your own kizomba world. ”

Pika Tchong - France

“You guys gave me so much since I've met you, energy, time, information and your heart. Thank you for everything you do and give to me and the community! Just did the lesson and it was awesome! 😁 I liked how everything was explained in the detail, how we started slowly then speed things up, the structure, that at the beginning of the class we practiced the most difficult part. The choreography looks great! Thank you! 🙏”

Gabor Laszlo - Hungary

“High professionalism in teaching, great ability to communicate the baggage of experience of over 20 years in the execution and teaching of "DANCE" (I mean in a general sense not only in Kizomba) that are of extreme help in setting up my courses. VERY GOOD, BEAUTIFUL and VERY NICE masters !!!”

Rita Panusa - Italy

“School gives new useful knowledge, it is applicable in dance life and opens up my new opportunities. Feedback from teachers is especially valuable to me.”

Tatiana Gaponova - Russia