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Future Zouk Dança da Liberdade

July 3 @ 12:00 pm - July 4 @ 9:00 pm


WELCOME to the official Facebook event page for Future Zouk Dança da Liberdade! We are honored to invite you to celebrate the U.S. Independence Day holiday with us and our awesome team of artists from Tel Aviv, Chicago, and more at a safe, fun event featuring multiple workshops from absolute beginner to advanced difficulty plus an evening social dancing party and outdoor potluck afterparty–with fireworks!!! Get ready for 15+ hours of solid, Brazilian zouky goodness! More information on the schedule as we get closer to the event date.


+ SAT 12 – 5p total of 4 hours of Brazilian zouk workshops with Brian Safdie and Just Jacob, including a short practice break covering topics such as:
– 12p Just Jacob: Beginner bootcamp and veteran warmup; connection, basico, lateral, viradinha, lateral (beginner)
– 1p Brian Safdie: How to make your steps feel good; weight transfers and space awareness (all levels)
– 2p Practice Break
– 2:30p Just Jacob: Isolations and body movement before head motion (all levels / intermediate)
– 3:30p Brian Safdie: Intermediate combos through body leading; how to connect and listen with no force (intermediate)

+ SAT 9p – 2a dance party with DJ BRIXX aka Brian Safdie, Art of DJ aka Art Zag, Just Jacob, and friends. Includes free drop-in lesson at 9p sharp! 😀

+ SUN 12 – 3p total of 3 hours of ADVANCED Brazilian zouk masterclass workshops with Brian Safdie and Just Jacob, covering topics such as:
– 12p Just Jacob: Fundamentals of head motion with body movement; intro to traveling head motion (ADVANCED)
– 1:30p Brian Safdie: The secret sauce of weight control; second step control plus head movement intros and exits

+ BONUS: SUN 4p and following outdoor fireworks potluck afterparty at Ping Tom Memorial Park (weather permitting) organized by Khang Nguyen with DJ BRIXX, Art of DJ, Just Jacob, and friends. See this link for more details on the afterparty:

+ Reduced indoor capacity with maximum participation capped at 100 total people now that Chicago is in phase 5 of our reopening plan. No outdoor capacity limitations!
+ Mandatory temperature checks at the door for everybody and mandatory face masks for anybody who does not show proof of full vaccination for COVID-19. Masks optional for anybody who shows proof of full vaccination at the door; just show the door person your official CDC vaccination card or photos of front and back of this card.
+ Facilities thoroughly cleaned throughout the event with hand sanitizing encouraged in the event of partner switching.
+ All participant names, emails, and phone numbers confidentially recorded to facilitate contact tracing, if necessary.

+ Brian “DJ BRIXX” Safdie (Tel Aviv, ISR) – Teaching all levels to advanced content! Focus areas for this event: Brazilian zouk foundations, musicality, body movement / isolations, and advanced partnerwork variations. Note: First time teaching or DJaying in North America, let alone Chicago!
+ Just Jacob (Chicago, IL) – Organizing, DJaying, and teaching beginner to advanced content! Focus areas for this event: Brazilian zouk foundations, multiple turns / spins, connecting elastico / raul with cambre, and advanced partnerwork variations.
+ Yara Seif (Chicago / Lebanon) – Assisting beginner to advanced content! Note: First time teaching in Chicago this year!
+ Art of DJ (Chicago / Krakow) – DJaying, dancing, and being awesome.
+ Khang Nguyen (Chicago) – Master of outdoor afterparty ceremonies.

Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact the lead organizer of the event, Just Jacob aka Jacob S. Heiss via or 312-870-0287.



July 3 @ 12:00 pm
July 4 @ 9:00 pm
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