Mondays are hard… especially after a kizomba festival. Especially if it’s far away from your house and you almost had no sleep in 2 days. No wonder. This time I visited Switzerland. Again. This country is special to me, because it’s there were I went to my first kizomba trip. I’ve already been there several times for dancing, but I have never seen anything of the country. Although it’s really beautiful.
This weekend the location was so good that I could enjoy its incredible nature all along the kizomba festival. It took place by the lake Leman (Lac Léman), surrounded by the Swiss mountains, in the Montreux Casino. The event hotel was just across the street, so it was almost all in one place event, which is always comfortable and well appreciated.
The lake wasn’t the only advantage of the facilities. There was also a nice open air swimming pool just right there! And we could access it with our festival bracelets. Believe me, we did! The weather was hot and on top of dancing we pulled into water to refresh our sweating bodies… On Sunday afternoon the Social officially moved to the Swimming Pool, where we were sunbathing, having summer cocktails and dancing under life mix of Dj Leda, Dj Stefanio Lima, Dj X-tra, Dj Kayel, and some other kizomba music pros. That was really cool and chilling…
The organizer, Issa, was kind to me, although I’d never met him before. He made space in his busy weekend Agenda to answer some of my questions and even told me the story of his name. He also found a couple of minutes to record a short video for my Social Media blog accounts. I really appreciated him being so responsive.
I even participated in one workshop since a long time I haven’t been to any. Sometimes you consider yourself an advanced dancer and you think there is nothing new left you could learn. But, believe me, there is always a room for improvement. I happened by chance to pass through the workshop room, where Trecy Gomes from Luxembourg was about to start her Lady Styling class. I joined (as I admire the way she moves) and I didn’t regret it, because I finally discovered a trick how to make your both hips move the same way while making the “8”.
So, guys, you can be surprised how many things you still might not know. Don’t absolutely ignore workshops. Try to attend at least one every time you go to a kizomba festival. The choice is big. I’m sure each of you has something to work on. In my case it’s Afro. I’m so bad it it, and embarrassed if I try to dance some, because I think I look ridiculous.
The last drop of this wonderful weekend with my kizomba family was a super connection in the dance, which just happened when we were leaving. It was my last dance and the best one. It’s been a long time since I didn’t match so well, like an absolute understanding. I’ll keep this nice memory as a part of my kizomba trip.
And, yes, in terms of networking and socializing it was great! It was a small festival and it made people connect more. I met some new people and laughed a lot with them, shining and good personalities. This added much positivity to the overall atmosphere of the weekend. I finally had THAT interview, with someone I was chasing for months to have his attention at least for 30 minutes. You all love him, and now will be able to read my new post about him just in a few days!!!
The last, but not the least plus was my favorite photographer Polina Kostromitina. She is very talented, making miracles from any event. I’m looking forward to see the photos of this one!!!
Now I finish. I’m tired. Happy. Grateful. Relaxed.