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 27 – 30 July 2023.

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
  • Renata Peçanha and Jorge Peres (Brazil)
  • Kadu Pires and Larissa Thayane (Brazil/USA)
  • Leo Neves and Becky Crystal (Brazil/New Zealand)
  • Layssa Valentina (Brazil/Australia)
  • Alisson Sandi (Brazil/Australia)
  • Trajano Leydet and Shannon Ring (New Zealand)
  • Bruno Ferreira and Sarah Evans (Brazil/Australia)
  • Rafael Pitarello and Juliana Lima (Brazil/Australia)
  • Jimmy Hong and Kylie Roots (Australia)
  • Izzy Washington and Steve Reilly (Australia)
  • Alicia Van Hemert and RJ Saurus (Australia)
  • Sandro Santos and Jamie Lee (Brazil/Australia)
  • Magno Matias and Kayleigh McMullen (Australia)
  • Wesley Silva and Rachel Kempson (Brazil/Australia)
  • Sunny Wo and Heidi Anastasia (Australia)
  • Jack Dhaliwal and Lauren Lee (Australia)
CDZ ticket includes
  • Over 40 Brazilian zouk workshops
  • Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, All Star/Champions Jack and Jill competitions
  • Thursday 9pm to 2am – Party
  • Friday 9pm to 5am – 80’s Party and Shows
  • Saturday 9pm to 5am  – Dress to Impress Party – Shows
  • Sunday 9pm to 3am – Gold and Red Party – AllStar/Champions Jack & Jill and Awards
  • Event Schedule
Master Class

Master class with Renata and Jorge.

The course will be held at Mantra on View on July 28th from 3pm to 6pm, 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.

Choreography challenge
Let’s celebrate Kadu and Larissa’s 17 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 28th from 6-8pm

Friday July 29th 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