About Us

Wimmy

Wimmy

Co-Founder & Instructor

When Wimmy found Kizomba in 2014 (or maybe it found her), she experienced serenity on the dance floor which allowed her to begin the long journey of self-discovery.


Wimmy has done multiple trips to Portugal, trained with many Kizomba pioneers and completed Afro Latin Connection Kizomba Teachers Training and Mestre Petchu’s Semba & Kizomba Teachers Training.


She is very passionate about a true connection and believes everyone can dance. She finds teaching Kizomba to be very rewarding as she gets to give back to the community.

Bari

Bari

Co-Founder & Instructor

Bari has been dancing since 2000 with experience in ballroom styles, capoeira, breakdancing, gymnastics and latin styles such as Cuban Salsa and Bachata. Bari has taken a focus on Kizomba.

After many years teaching some complex movements in break dancing, capoeira and gymnastic, Bari has a real talent in explaining the body movements in a variety or ways.  


Even if you think you have two left feet you'll come out loving Kizomba.


Bari has done multiple trips to Portugal under going full time training with many of the pioneers of kizomba and has also competed Afro Latin Connection Kizomba Teachers Training and Mestre Petchu’s Semba/Kizomba training.

Teaching Methodology

Teaching Methodology

Kizomba Duo

Between Wimmy & Bari, there is chemistry, connection and skills. Not only are they passionate instructors, they also infuse the classes with great techniques and practical explanations.


Wimmy & Bari are the founder of Dança in Wellington, where hundreds of people have never done Kizomba before have become recognised Kizomba dancers.


They have been dancing and working as a team since 2013, in their class you will walk away with a great understanding of true partnership in Kizomba.

Kizomba Backgrounds

Kizomba Backgrounds

Learned from some of the best teachers

One of Wimmy & Bari's commitment in Kizomba is never stop learning and to learn more in order to give back. They've spent their time in Portugal to learn from some of the best Kizomba experts.


They've done Kizomba Teachers Training in Porto & Lisbon, Portugal, where they've mastered their teaching techniques, Kizomba methodology and foundations. 


Instructors they've learned from include:

  • Mestre Petchu & Vanessa, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Paula & Ricardo. Afro Latin Connection, Porto, Portugal

  • Bruno & Catalina. Afro Latin Connection, Porto, Portugal

  • Miguel & Susana, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Eddy Vents (born Guinea-Bissau), Oregon USA.

  • Isabelle & Felicien, France

  • Paulo and Lana, Angola

  • Fabricio & Josy, Angola. Living in France.

  • Lucia Nogueira, Portugal/USA

  • Bonifacio Portugal

  • Others also include Albir Rojas, Kristofer Mencak, Anais Millon, Enah & Carolina, Curtis & Carola and Nelson, Campos to name a few.


Alex & Beverly

Alex & Beverly

Kizomba Instructor

Beverly and Alex are two passionate dancer instructors for Danca Wellington in New Zealand. They are the winners of the South Island Latin Dance Championships 2020 Kizomba division.


Together, their enthusiasm and energy for everything Kizomba is contagious! They have a knack for making concepts easy and clear to understand and infusing this with interesting knowledge of the culture and music.


Beverly and Alex will be teaching fundamental techniques of Kizomba. The class will be open-level and is suitable to those just starting Kizomba. More advanced dancers will find this class useful for performing advanced movements with better technicality.

Kizomba Weekend in Tauranga 2021
11 December 2021
Latin Soul Festival Queenstown 2021
24 - 26 November 2021
Christchurch Kizomba Workshop 2021 #2
25 September 2021
Hanmer Salsa Winter Festival 2021
27 - 29 August 2021
Kizomba Special Treat! Christchurch Part 1
22 July 2021
NZ Salsa Congress 2021
4 - 6 June 2021
Top of The South Bachata & Kizomba '21
14 - 16 May 2021
Christchurch Kizomba Workshop 2021
9 - 11 April 2021
SBK Back to The Roots Festival 2020
9 - 11 October 2020
Christchurch Kizomba Workshop 2020
18 - 20 September 2020
Christchurch Kizomba Workshop 2020
14 March 2020
Christchurch Kizomba Workshop #2 2020
14 September 2020
Bay Salsa Festival 2019
25 - 28 October 2019
Top of South Kizomba & Bachata Festival 2019
18 - 20 October 2019
New Zealand Salsa Congress 2019
1 - 2 June 2019
Awake Festival 2019 - Perth, Australia
8 - 12 March 2019
Christchurch Kizomba Workshop 2019
16 February 2019
Bay Salsa Festival 2018
21 - 22 October 2018
Auckland Kizomba Master Class 2018
9 - 12 November 2018
Australian Kizomba Festival 2018
12 - 14 October 2018
Blenheim Kizomba Bootcamp #3 2018
15 September 2018
Hanmer Salsa Winter Festival 2018
6 - 8 July 2018
Blenheim Kizomba Bootcamp #2 2018
30 June - 1 July 2018
Blenheim Kizomba Bootcamp #1 2018
28 - 29 April 2018
Bay Salsa Festival 2017 - Mt Maunganui
20 - 23 October 2017
New Zealand Salsa Congress 2017
2 - 4 June 2017
Nelson's Top of South Latin Festival 2017
29 - 30 April 2017
Christchurch Kizomba Retreat 2017
28 January 2017
Nelson Kizomba Workshops 2016
10 - 11 December 2016
Kizz It Out 2016 - Sydney Kizomba Festival
3 December 2016
Nelson Kizomba Immersion Course 2016
10 - 11 September 2016
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Workshops Taught

Here are the places they have taught.