This will take place outdoors, on a deck that overlooks the Emeryville Marina - stunning views (if you dance with your eyes open). Do you have kids? Bring them! We can take turns keeping an eye on the littles and dancing.
We're glad to have Nelly Caldeira teaching at this event and DJ Flame will be djing. Artist Bios below!
Arrive as early as you like and enjoy the scenery. It's also a great picnicking area (though we will not be providing food).
- 330pm Setup / Warmup
- 4 pm Zouk Fundamentals Lesson with Nelly Caldeira
- 5:15 pm - 8:30 pm Social dancing with DJ Flame
Suggested donation: $10-$20 goes to music, equipment, teaching, and future events. We won't turn away anyone. Venmo: @sunsetzouk
Free parking is available throughout the Marina - please consider carpooling or riding your bicycle there.
- Clothing layers to accommodate for great dances in changing temperatures
- Water or refreshments
- Snacks to share
- Picnic blanket and / or camp chairs
You can see photos/video from the prior events the Sunset Group zouk here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/764943737838498
There are Public bathrooms available ~5 min walk down the road.
If you are experiencing any symptoms or have recently had a positive exposure, please stay at home. Mask or no mask - your choice.
Nelly Caldeira is a passionate, fun, and energetic Brazilian Zouk Instructor, and a Transformation teacher & coach from Brazil. She has been living and teaching in the Bay Area, California, since June 2018. Her dance journey started in 2014 when she fell in love with zouk and with all the possibilities this dance brought into her life. With a philosophy background, Nelly is dedicated to creating and contributing to dance communities that value connection, authenticity, growth and transformation. In her journey she’s been mentored by Paloma Alves & William Teixeira and the Zouk Needs You team with Val Clemente & Vanessa Bonilha. Nelly has taught at various congresses and events in the USA (Bay area, Sacramento, Dallas, Phoenix, Arkansas, Maui, Kauai), Brazil and Mexico. She’s placed in Jack & Jill competitions a few times and performed with Boneca Baddies, Zouk SF team and K&L followers team as well. Since 2020 she's been the director of the Zouk Babes Bay Area (Follower’s choreography team created by Christina Montoya from LA). Nelly works in collaboration with the great Dansar team in the Bay and is known for bringing dance, communication and self-development together. She is fully dedicated to helping build the local Brazilian Zouk community both in quantity and quality.
I am a global artist and Priestess of Pleasure. I am a DJ and musician (vocalist, violinist and harpist).
I'm also a dancer. I perform and teach tribal fusion belly dance, and I am a passionate dancer of Brazilian Zouk and Urban Kizomba partner dance.
I am a yogi and meditator who lived in India for years.
I am a shamanic ceremonialist, and carrier of feather medicine and Sacred Cacao.
All of these forces combine in my musical journeys. Each track is a prayer to awaken your fullest aliveness. Each set is to make you laugh and smile and dance and shake and be as free as you truly are in your heart under it all.
This music is my heart and soul. The voice of Nature, the voice of our ancestors, the voice of our future.
I am DJ Flame. Come dance, sing, and play with me.