Montana Dance Academy

Salsa,Bachata,Argentine Tango

Enjoy & Get Inspired~ !

 

Rusty & Chen performed at 
Bangkok Salsa Fiesta 2009.
 

 
 
We provide dance
performances for corporate
and private events
at reasonable prices. 

Dances include:

-Exciting Salsa Dance

-ArgentineTango

-Brazillian Samba,

-Bachata,

-Hip Hop,

-Popping,

-Belly Dance,

-Can Can Dance, 

-Sexy Dance,

-New Jazz,

-Special Choreographed
  Dance

Email us at:

Charlene@salsamontana.com
 
Latest Performance :
 
Salsa - Rueda de Casino
 
Bachata Moderna 

Zouk - perhaps the most romantic dance ever.

 

Zouk dance, also called Brazilian Zouk or Lambazouk, is a dance style that evolved from Lambada in the early nineties. Although it has roots in the Lambada, it contains many influences from other dances, such as Salsa, Tango, Samba de Gafieira, Rumba and Forró. Zouk is danced to the Zouk music from the French Antilles as well as to other music with the same beat. There also exists a Caribbean Zouk dance which is very different from the Brazilian Zouk.

The word 'zouk' quite appropriately means 'partying'. The original Zouk music was invented by Kassav, a band from Guadeloupe & Martinique. Later Zouk has spread to Brazil and then into Africa, where it evolved into Kizomba. Meanwhile, in the early nineties' Brazil Lambada grew out of fashion and Brazilian musicians stopped making Lambada music. Zouk became a popular alternative. It also changed the way that Lambada was danced: instead of sideways hip movements, the dance dynamic altered to more of a back-and-forth one and became compatible with other latin dances like Tango, Samba and Bossa Nova. In the late nineties Zouk has spread to Europe where contemporary dance themes were added. It also became popular to remix other styles of music with the Zouk beat. Nowadays Zouk is danced on a great variety music styles, including Hip Hop, R&B, Lounge, Kizomba and Neo-Classical.

Part of the popularity of Zouk lies in the freedom that dancers have to add their own interpretations to the movements. It is much less regulated than, for example, Tango. This resulted in the development of several distinct Zouk styles, which can be primarily differentiated by their music, but also by the moves, ways of leading and general dynamic. For instance, Rio-style usually uses slower music like Zouk Love, while Porto Seguro style is closer to the original Lambada and uses faster rythms.

Lambada was a typical beach dance. It was danced barefoot in beachwear, bikinis, short skirts, capoeira pants etc. By evolving into Zouk, it became more of a ballroom dance and has thus gained a pathway to international acceptance in countries one wouldn't normally associate with Brazilian dances. As a result, Zouk has become very popular in, for example, Australia, Russia, Czech Republic, Netherlands and even in exotic places like Dubai and Oman.

Latest Updates :

Drunken Zouk at Grand Opening of Montana Dance Academy in Butterworth:

Latest Updates:
 
Dance Performance in KL in September 2013
 
Studio Dance Party in March 2013!
 
Salsa Intermediate Dance Class 2013
 
Salsa Party in April, Penang 2012!
Monthly Studio Salsa Party to revise 
dance steps and learn some new moves!
For more photos, click here! 

 
Salsa Montana in Bangkok, April 2012!
 
 
 
Salsa in New Zealand 2011 
 
Salsa Social Dance by Rusty in 2011!
 
Zouk Lambada Workshop by James 
Quinn-Hawtin on 17 Dec 11!

 
 
This is Zouk Lambada Dance :
 :
 
Salsa Montana Performed at
New Zealand Salsa Congress 2011  

 
 

Rusty & Chen with Jamie & Josie.
They attended their workshop in
New Zealand Salsa Congress 2011
and private sessions with 
Jamie Jesus from Australia.
 
 

Salsa Montana Crew performing Salsa,
Bachata and Merengue at The Starwalk
2010
 


 
 

 
We teach salsa classes
with good techniques.
For Salsa dance lessons,
Email us at
charlene@salsamontana.com!
 
 

Zumba Fitness Dance Class is in Montana Dance & Art Centre in Penang and Montana Dance Academy in Butterworth now!

Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. With our daily classes and instructors, anyone can join the Zumba Fitness Dance class anytime with our latest promotion! Join our Zumba Fitness Class in Penang and Butterworth today!

Latest Zumba Lesson Card Promotion:
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RM40/month for 4 lessons!

You may start at any day of the month, don't have to be beginning of a month! Call or text us at 0124233892/0124966003 for registration!
 
 
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We can be contacted at 012-4233892 (Call & SMS) or 012-4206088(SMS only)
or
drop a mail to us at charlene@salsamontana.com