The New Zealand Brazilian Dance Festival

1st – 3rd April  |  Viva Dance Studios  | Auckland – NZ

Established as a continuation of the much loved New Zealand Brazilian Dance Festival but under the new name of Zouk Central.

Zouk Central is New Zealands biggest Brazilian Dance event of the year, hosting top international and New Zealand Zouk artists and bringing the Australasian Zouk community together to enjoy an unforgettable weekend, celebrating dance, connection and chasing that ‘Zouk high’!

Our 2022 event will host 10+ amazing zouk artists from across NZ! There will be 34 workshops over 3 rooms to dive into over the weekend, as well as an Official Brazilian Zouk Dance Council registered Jack and Jill competition and Artists showcases! We will also have a special ‘Practica with the Pros’ over 6 hrs, where you will have the chance to get personal help from our zouk artists as they make their way around the 3 rooms. Our 3 parties will run until 2am with our awesome DJs, so you can get your zouk fix!

The Zouk Central team can’t wait to see you in April


10+ National Artists including: Leo and Becky (Br/Chch), Trajano and Shannon (Auck), Phoebe and Dharsh (Auck), Adam and Leona (Welly), Augusto and Emily (Dunedin) PLUS MORE!

A new Concept! 6 hrs of Pratica with the Pros over 2 days. Our artists will be roaming 3 different studios while you all practice together, and you will have the opportunity to receive help directly from them!

34 workshops in 3 different studios with mirrors and wooden floor, air conditioned.

Saturday night will feature an Artist Showcase for us all to enjoy some of the worlds most incredible zouk performances!

Wind down the weekend with our mix and mingle Pizza night pre party on Sunday and get to know the artists!

3 Parties over Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, running from 9pm – 2am, and in 2 different rooms with 2 vibes! Lounge and chill out area with cafe and bar will be playing music all day and night for spontaneous zouking!

That’s right! You will have the opportunity to compete and earn points in our official Brazilian Zouk Dance Council registered Jack’n’Jill competition. Both Novice and Intermediate tiers will run….AND if this isn’t really your thing, jump over to our Day Time Party happening at the same time!


Dharshana Ratnayake

President of NZouk

Rebekah Codlin

Vice President of NZouk

Web designer and marketing manager.

Phoebe Denton

Secretary of NZouk

Saione Greer

Treasurer of NZouk