BEWARE OF ZOUK

Zouk is a dangerous dance for guys — at least when I’m around.

You see, Zouk is a very sensual dance, with bachata-like body contact (i.e. very close and lots of it). I love Zouk because the hips move in figure eights like in belly dancing.

My Zouk instructor, Diego, is always after us students to “attack” our basic steps and stop dancing Zouk like salsa dancers. What he means by this is that, rather than maintaining a regular, safe distance from your partner, you are supposed to “attack” when you go forward (take a really big step and push your hip forward while leaning your body backwards) and your partner is supposed to tilt his/her hips away while taking a big step backward. Both partners are supposed to do this when tackling their forward and backward steps.

Unfortunately, this can spell danger for a man’s family jewels if both partners are not on the same page. If one person is off-count or if the man moves like a salsa dancer while the partner charges with a Zouk “attack,” then the man is in for a painful surprise.

Fast-forward to 3:00 in the video below to see what I’m talking about. 😛

I am talking from experience. 😛

Because a lot of the guys in the class skipped the first few Zouk lessons and have not fully grasped the importance of moving in sync with their partners, I have now “surprised” at least one guy (maybe even two :/).

I need to start wearing a BEWARE OF sign. :S

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