Performances 2015

First Friday, Ong King, Jan 2

Polearity Studio Grand Opening, Jan 2

Dancers Unlimited 5 Year Anniversary Gala, The Artzone, Jan 31

Sensual Sundays, Island Zouk, Feb 8

One Billion Rising for Gender Equality, UH Manoa, Feb 12

Mardi Gras Honolulu, The Fix, Feb 17

Red Room Cabarae, Manifest Honolulu, Feb 17

1st Annual Hawaii Salsa & Bachata Congress, Feb 28-Mar 2

Strut, Pretty Peacock Productions, Mar 13

Private Event, Mar 28

LA Zouk Congress, May 1-5

Neon Dreams, Pretty Peacock, May

Polearity Student Showcase, First Fri Jul 3

Wepa Wednesdays Grand Opening, Medicis in Manoa, Jul 8

Zouk Night Love, Mexico, Aug 27-30

International Zouk Flashmob, Sept 19

Polearity Student Showcase, First Friday Nov

Dances of Love Festival, Honolulu, Nov 5-8

Performances 2014

The Wondershow, Feb 21

KHON Morning News w/ Samba Fusion, Feb

Mardi Gras Honolulu with Samba Fusion, Feb

The Wondershow, Apr 18

LA Zouk Congress, May 4

Girl Boi Grrl with The Aphrodisiacs, Hula's Jun 27

Kundalini with Michy Moody Improv, Keia Dance, Agora Jul 11

The Wondershow, Jul 19

Ong King with Michy Moody, First Friday, Aug 1

Zouk Beach Week, Newport Beach, Aug 9-15

Seduction by Pretty Peacock Productions, Aug 22-23

Grand Canyon Salsa Festival, Sept 4-7

The Wondershow, Sept 19

Dances of Love Festival, Honolulu, Nov 13-16

Art & Flow, First Friday Artwalk Honolulu, Dec 5

 

Performances 2013

Texas Salsa Congress, Mar

Psychic Dance at Aurovalley, Raiwala, India Feb 26

Cinco de Mayo Festival, Honolulu Chinatown, May 4

Summer Salsa in Paradise, Jun 22

NYvember Salsamor, Nov 7

Hawaii Dances of Love Festival, Nov 16

Performances 2012

Ballet Hawaii Gala, Jan 28

First Friday ArtWalk, Feb 3

Miss Latina Hawaii, Mamiya Theater, Feb 11

Texas Salsa Congress, Houston TX, Mar 9-11

Salsa en Fuego, Hilton Waikoloa, Hawaii Island, Apr 21

National Dance Week HI Workshop, Apr 23

KHNL Morning News, May 4

Cinco de Mayo Honolulu Block Party, May 5

Pearl Ultralounge Cinco de Mayo Party, May 5

Hawaii Book and Music Festival, May 6

Zumbathon Muscular Dystrophy Benefit, May 18

Honolulu Academy of Arts Family Sunday, May 20

Las Vegas Salsa Congress, Tropicana Las Vegas, Jul 5-8

Marrakech Salsa Festival International Workshop, Oct

Performances 2011

Kapiolani Community College Talent Competition, 1st Place Mar 7

International Festival @University of Hawaii Mar 12

Hawaii Salsa Festival, Mar 17-20

First Friday Live on the Lawn @HiSAM Apr 1

Great Hawaiian Lunchwagon Festival @Kakaako Waterfront Apr 9

Cinco de Mayo Downtown Festival (with Dancers Unlimited), May 5

First Friday Art Walk @SOHO (with Dancers Unlimited), May 6

First Friday Art Walk @Mark's Garage (with Willow Chang), June 3

PUJA: Fantastic Voyage @Paliku Theater, June 4 & 5

Summer Salsa Festival in Paradise, July 20-23

World Latin Dance Cup, Hawaii Qualifying Competition, July 20-23

First Friday Art Walk @ ARTSmith (Cherry Blossom Cabaret) Aug 5

Capoeira de Ouro Fundraiser with Dancers Unlimited @NextDoor Sept 10

Octoberfest Street Fest, Sept 30

The ARTSmith Fundraiser @ Next Door, Sept 30

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration @Leleihua Clubhouse, Oct 4

First Friday Art Walk @ HiSAM, Oct 7

Hispanic Heritage Festival, Oct 8

Hawaii Bachata Vacation, Oct 31

Live from the Lawn World Beat, Nov 4

Aulani Resort, Corporate Event, Dec 9

World Latin Dance Cup, Tropicana Las Vegas, Dec 14-17

 

Performances 2010

Global Dance Cafe 5, Oceans 808, 3-6

Kapiolani Community College Talent Show 1st Place Winners, 3-8

International Festival, UH Campus Center Ballroom, 3-12

Tumbao Caliente Grand Opening at Paparazzi 3-16

National Dance Week, Day 1 Fashion Block Party at Aloha Tower 4-25

Global Dance Cafe 6, Oceans 808 Restaurant Row, produced by Willow Chang 4-26

UH All-Campus Student Talent Showcase, UH Manoa Campus Center 4-28

KHNL/KGMB Hawaii News Now with Malika Dudley, Danced withSon Caribe for Cinco de Mayo Street Festival  5-5

Ocho de Mayo Celebration, Aloha Tower Marketplace 5-8

Kapiolani Community College Graduation Ceremony 5-15

Hawaii Book & Music Festival 5-16

Contact Epica

Available for performances and private dance instruction.

Phone: (412) 353-9489

Email: kimberly@epicadance.com

 

Friends of Epica

Dancers Unlimited Hawaii

Dances of Love Festival Hawaii

Island Zouk

Lisa Lum Couture
Official Epica Costume Designer

Magnetic Moments

Showtime DJs

 

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Zouk Sundays w Kimberly Loo in Honolulu! Free the Zouk Love!

Click for Larger Image Zouk Sundays Honolulu

This week: Lengthen and luxuriate in each step. Dance on point by dancing on balance. Use a concert of body part isolations, moving over your feet, elongating your steps, and sinuous snake to make zouk happen like whoa! This is a recap of July's lessons but if you missed a few, don't worry, just come!

Some key techniques from July's "Zouk Your Body" Series:
-What is good dancing posture?
-Maintaining good dance posture while moving
-Isolations of the head and torso
-Isolating your base while travelling so that your upper body can be free
-Move leading with a single body part and let the others follow in a wave
-Snaking up and down
-Stepping beyond where your foot initially touches down
-Completing the weight transfer of a step and being ready to fire off in any direction, finishing on balance
-Bringing the hips with you every time you step


Coming in AUGUST: Musicality! Counterbalance! Technique! More manipulation of your own body! BEAUTIFICATION OF YOUR DANCE!


WHENzouk
6:30 Zouk Your Body
7:30 Zouk Your Partner 
8:30 Zouk Social Dance Practice! Let Loose!


HOWMUCHzouk
$10 - 1 class (social incl free)
$15 - 2 class (social incl free)
$5 - Social Only

WHEREzouk
Polearity Studio
111 N. King St 2B, Honolulu HI 96817
Free Parking in private open lot behind building
(Mauna Kea & Nimitz, entrance on Nimitz)
Or free street parking!
Building has red and gold Chinese dragon pillars and Bank of Hawaii is on 1st floor. Enter double glass doors and take elevator to 2nd floor. Polearity (Suite 2B) is on your right.

Learn this beautiful Brazilian dance in tasty nibbles every Sunday with Kimberly Loo. She has travelled and trained to learn and teach zouk and bring it back to Hawaii! If you've never seen zouk, come and experience the breath of soul that is this flowing, hypnotic partner dance. 

LET'S FREE THE ZOUK LOVE! 

Facebook event

Click for Larger Image Zouk Sundays Honolulu

International Zouk Flashmob Sept 19

Everyone is welcome to learn this fun International Zouk Flashmob choreography. Let's put Hawaii on the map and have fun flashmobbing and dancing! Make new friends and come dance with us. Contact Kimberly for more information.

Kamacho at Zouk Sundays

Internationally acclaimed Brazilian Zouk artist Kamacho brought to Hawaii by Island Zouk will be teaching 8 Zouk Sundays in Sept - Nov 2015!

Kimberly Loo's Honolulu Zouk Team to Zouk Night Love

Our first international team performance!

Epica's Sample Performance Reel

Directors Phillip Duong and Kimberly Loo (Tordjman)

 

Representing Hawaii at 2011 World Latin Dance Cup


Phillip and Kimberly represented Hawaii with a new competition routine at the World Latin Dance Cup December 2011. They placed 13th in the world in the Professional On 2 division with a score of 80.5. Also representing Hawaii were Judah Oschner and Ria Baldevia in the Professional On 1 division.

Photo of Phillip and Kimberly courtesy Mark OkudaPhillip & Kimberly Win Hawaii Salsa Championship

Phillip and Kimberly won the title of 2011 Hawaii Salsa Champions after three nights of competition at the Summer Salsa in Paradise, sponsored by Albert Torres Events and Alma Latina Productions.

The couple qualified for the World Latin Dance Cup in the Professional Salsa On 2 Division, to be held in Las Vegas December 14-17, 2011.

Want to Join Epica?

Epica Latin Dance Company seeks to elevate Hawaii's salseros and salseras closer to their dance goals. Learn from your Hawaii Salsa Champions and World Latin Dance Cup representatives. Phillip and Kimberly are doing some amazing things this year and we hope to bring some people along for the ride this time. Looking for follows and leads. Experience preferred but not required. Please inquire through email at PhillyD.Dance@gmail.com.

A peek at our last workshop:

 

Epica Latin Dance Co.

After a year as dance partners, Phillip Duong and Kimberly Tordjman founded Epica Latin Dance Company with the motto, "Be epic." As a performance couple, Phillip and Kimberly have quickly become one of Hawaii’s next big latin dance acts, winning the title of Hawaii Salsa Champions in July 2011 at the Summer Salsa in Paradise. Combining prior training in mambo, ballet, hip hop, modern dance and ballroom, the couple has blended their talents to put on fantastic latin dance pieces on stages throughout Oahu. Epica embodies their unique performance style with exciting group showcases and sizzling costumes for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

 

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