WELCOME TO KIK: KIZOMBA IN KOLKATA
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After lots of planning and hardwork, we’re overjoyed to invite you to join Kizomba In Kolkata. It’s been a labor of love, passion and exploration, and we feel our participants will be pleased to find a one-of-a-kind experience.
We hope you will enjoy Kizomba In Kolkata as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together. Take a look through the site to learn more, and be sure to RSVP. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or comments.
Meet the Talent
AFRO LATIN CONNECTION
DAVIDE & LAURA
AMIT H TECKCHANDANI
MEET THE ORGANIZER
HITESH H. TECKCHANDANI
Hitesh Teckchandani, a.k.a. Salsawala, has been living up to his motto of
“Never Stop Dancing” for over 20 years or more. A Latin dance instructor and promoter, he has been teaching across Asia and Europe for more than 13 years.
He trained at the University of Surrey, UK, in a spectacular variety of dance styles and aims to ensure the best of training for dance enthusiasts and to bring greater visibility to Kolkata as a dance destination. His forte is his passion for teaching, dancing and promoting social dance for one and all, as well as his ability to break down footwork and intricate turn patterns into easy steps, emphasis on musicality and on social dance etiquette.
Along with Salsa and Bachata, he has lately embraced Kizomba, an Angolan dance form, and is engrossed in efforts to spread the love of this dance form in India through regular classes, workshops and events.
His contributions to the Latin dance community of Kolkata include:
- Two international-level dance events, Kizomba in Kolkata and Kolkata Salsa Weekend, both of which have been a huge success in their previous editions. - Hosting and DJ-ing Hot Latin Thursdays, a weekly party at The Park Street Privilege Club, every Thursday.
- Training dance enthusiasts in Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha and of course, Kizomba.
- Travelling extensively to festivals across the country and abroad for teaching and training.
- An outdoor outreach programme known as Salsa in the Lakes that aims to take dance to the masses, every Sunday morning at Rabindra Sarobar.
Meet him at the third edition of Kizomba in Kolkata an experience to remember! He will be teaching and DJ-ing for you at KiK, too!