Free the Zouk Love.
We Zouk Both Ways.
We Zouk All Ways.
We zouk all ways: We dance as both leads and follows, regardless of gender norms, and we dance on both the right and left side, like classically trained dancers. We zouk all ways, not just both ways, because there is more to partner dancing than the two roles of lead and follow. For two humans to dance as one organism, first the lead leads, then the lead follows the follow. The follow receives intention from the lead, but can play within the invitation and suggest novel intentions her or himself. We zouk the new way and the old way. We zouk in all directions. We zouk all the ways.
We are accepting of all styles and all influences, and we accept that there exist multiple “right” ways to execute a movement.
We zouk always, all the time.
We send our love out in all the ways, all the directions, through our breath, through our hands, through our eyes, through every expressible part of our bodies and minds. What are we to others, but the way we make them feel? What are our bodies in this wordless dance, but transmitters of soul? To dance zouk all ways, we embrace a stranger’s soul for five minutes, float alongside them with our best energy, then float off untethered to our next partner. Like two iridescent soap bubbles flying through the air together, sharing a wall, intention locked on each other, completely transparent to any who care to observe, but uncaring, giving the full spectrum of ourselves before separating.
In this company, we create unions, partnerships, every time we dance. We free the zouk love into the universe. We dance towards the ideal that everyone is totally into full body contact with perfect strangers, comfortable with touch and being touched, and trusting of all people. In such company, it is easy to see the good in all humans: The kindness, the gentleness, the desire to connect for an ephemeral moment and maybe never connect again, but revel in the beauty of it while it lasts.