About Casa do Zouk

Casa Do Zouk (meaning “House of Zouk” in Portuguese) is an exciting event established in 2013 by Kadu and Larissa held at Mantra on View Hotel in Gold Coast – Australia on July 23 – 27 July 2020.

Casa do Zouk hosts more than 45 workshops with international and national instructors, 4 nights of parties, Samba de Gafieira Intensive, shows and Brazilian Zouk Dance Council registered Jack & Jill Competition during the event weekend.

Jack & Jill competitions are designed to highlight skills in social dancing and the ability to dance well with a variety of partners. Competitors enter as individuals, are randomly assigned partners and dance to music selected by the event. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this exciting competition.

With an amazing international and national instructors line up, great parties and performances, along with superb access to all that the Gold Coast has to offer, what more could you want!

Special guests
  • Kadu Pires and Larissa Thayane (Brazil/USA)
  • Renata Peçanha and Jorge Peres (Brazil)
  • Carlos da Silva and Fernanda da Silva (Brazil/Czech Republic)
  • William Teixeira and Paloma Alves (Brazil/Spain)
  • Pedrinho Mattos and Linda Mattos (Brazil/UK)
  • Arthur Santos and Layssa Liebscher (Brazil/Australia)
  • Walter Fernandes (Brazil)
  • Alisson Sandi (Brazil/Australia)
  • DJ Kakah (Brazil)
CDZ ticket includes
  • Over 40 Brazilian zouk workshops
  • 1 contemporary workshop
  • 1 stretch and strength workshop with Larissa Thayane
  • 1 Samba de Gafieira Funkeado workshop with Pedrinho and Linda
  • Zoukieira party, Thursday 9:30pm to 1am Zouk and Samba music, and from 1 – 4am Brazilian Zouk only!
  • Friday 9pm to 4am – 80’s Party and shows
  • Saturday 9pm to 4am  – GALA Party, international and national Artists shows
  • Sunday 9pm to 4am – Red and Gold themed party, AllStar/Champions Jack & Jill and awards
Samba de gafieira intensive

The samba de gafieira immersion course is a series of 5 specific samba de gafieira workshops taught by world renowned samba de gafieira teachers Kadu and Larissa, Renata and Jorge, Magno and Kayleigh, Pedrinho and Linda and Rafael and Juliana from Brazil.

The immersion course will be held at Mantra on View on July 23rd from 1pm to 6:30pm and it can be taken in addition to your Casa do Zouk full pass or on its own.

This course is suitable for intermediate level and above dancers.

SDG ticket includes
  • 5hrs samba de gafieira workshops
  • Thursday night “Zoukieira” party – 9:30pm to 1am Samba and Zouk music, 1 – 4am Brazilian Zouk music only.
Choreography challenge
Let’s celebrate Kadu and Larissa’s 15 years partnership by learning one of their own routines!

In this 4 hours workshop you will learn Kadu and Larissa’s popular Brazilian Zouk routine “Lean On”!

This course includes:

  • Learn half of K&L’s routine Lean On (adapted because of certain lifts)
  • Improve your dance and performance skills
  • Experience a challenge PRO level choreography training
  • Learn from Kadu and Larissa
  • Perform at Casa do Zouk Saturday night party with Kadu and Larissa

All for only $90! (you must also purchase a Casa do Zouk full pass)

Don’t miss this opportunity, register today!

This course is suitable for Zouk intermediate to professional level dancers.

Thursday July 23rd from 7-9pm

Friday July 24th from 5-7pm

Show on Saturday night!

Participants must have minimum of 1 year Brazilian Zouk experience and bring:

Followers – tiger print top or pants or shorts | high heels |

Leaders – black long sleeves shirt | black pants | black shoes

*Limited spots for this course!

Pool Party
Brazilian Zouk Parties
Casa do Zouk 2018 Promo Video