Friday, 24. March 2017, Austin, 1st Olympiads of Kizomba - North America

from 24. March 2017 - 20:00
till 27. March 2017 - 3:00
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The Olympiads of Kizomba concept is coming to North America brought to you by Charles Ogar of Neo Kizomba Productions.

The event will take place in Austin, Texas March 24-26th, 2017 at the Inspired Movement Dance Studio!!

Be sure that you have done these 3 things!

1) Listened to the following podcasts with Laurent Yishu explained the vision behind the Olympiads of Kizomba -

2) Sign up via email for the latest updates for attendees for competitors and attendees -

3) Check out the videos from the Olympiads of Kizomba that took place in Paris this year (2016) -


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The 1st Olympiads of Kizomba North America Competition will take place March 24-26th of 2017 in Austin, Texas at the Inspired Movement Dance Studio. The competition is hosted by Neo Kizomba Productions.

===What is the Olympiads of Kizomba?
The Olympiads of Kizomba in an international kizomba competition that is based on 100% improvisation. The competitors compete to earn a bronze, silver, and gold medals in the following 4 kizomba style categories: urban, authentic, sensual, and tarraxa.

===Who is allowed to compete in the Olympiads?
The competition is open to ALL (instructors, performers, enthusiasts, students, etc.) in North America. (*No European couples allowed.) Same gendered couples are also open participate in the competition. The competition is open to a maximum of 15 couples.
***The winning couple of the Olympiads of Kizomba North America competition will win an all-expense paid trip to Paris, France to represent North America and compete against other European couples at a shot to win the World Title of Olympiads of Kizomba Champion 2017! The competition in Paris will take place on June 23-25, 2017!***

The entry fee to compete is $200 PER COUPLE.

To register to compete go to

===Who will be on the panel of judges?
Our judges panel for the 1st Olympiads of Kizomba North American competition will include:
------Marc Brewer - USA
------Eric Fitzgerald, KizombaEfx - USA
------Karla Villarreal, Mechikana - USA
------Marietta Villalobos, Kizomba Uwa - USA
------Aaron Gallegos, Kizomba Uwa - USA
------Regis & Jessica - Paris, France
------Laurent Yishu - Paris, France

====How can I be a part of the event if I don't wish to compete?
It is not mandatory to compete in the competition to be a part of Olympiads weekend. The weekend will consist of:

------Three (3) 100% kizomba only socials Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night!!! Confirmed DJs so far are DJ Ogarocious (Charles Ogar) & DJ Low (Laurent Yishu)! There will also be taxi dancers at each social to ensure everyone is dancing!

------An intensive workshop for all styles of kizomba taught by the champions of the 1st Olympiads of Kizomba held in Paris, Regis & Jessica!

------A special 90-minute musicality workshop taught by Laurent Yishu!

------And the opportunity to witness the historical event of the 1st Olympiads of Kizomba EVER in North America!!!

****ATTENTION! The first 7 leads and 7 follows to purchase their passes for the Olympiads weekend will get the following perks:
Entry into a raffle to win a free pass to the 3rd Annual Neo Kizomba Festival
1 month free of my online kizomba lessons at
100 urban kizomba songs via Dropbox!


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

If you are flying in Austin (Airport Code: AUS) we do not use Uber or Lyft, we have two popular Uber-like services. These services are Fare & Fasten that you can in the app store for iOS or Android devices.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Feel free to send an email to Charles Ogar with any questions you may have!

What's the refund policy?

All sales are final, but passes are transferrable!

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