Urban Kiz is a couple dance that derived from Kizomba, and is danced in a linear motion.
According to the rules, Urban Kiz is every so called style that is been danced in the kizomba scene, that is “NOT” the traditional way of dancing. So the (French Style, Kizomba 2.0, Urban Kizomba, New Style Kizomba, Kizomba Fusion etc) all fall under the Urban Kiz style.
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The result of all these changes of the kizomba dance, is that every person around the world will feel inspired and add there own dance background and creativity into their dance, what result in even more Urban Kiz styles.
The Urban Kiz dance has been around for a while, but the name Urban kiz was created in 2015. The dance style was influenced by the Ghetto zouk music together with remixes from R&B, Rap, and Hip Hop music.
These days the new dance is still called Kizomba although it changed from the original Kizomba. And after lots of fighting between the semba, kizomba and urban kiz dancers and teachers. Some of the most influential dancers and teachers decided to give the new style another name. so in 2015 the new name Urban Kiz was born and publicly announced on Facebook in a live video. “Urban” stands for the RnB or Ghetto Zouk music it was danced to, and “Kiz” stands for the influence of Kizomba.
Some of the main differences between Kizomba and Urban Kiz are:
-The distance between partners, with no chest connection in Urban Kiz. as in the chest to chest connection with Kizomba.
-Urban Kiz is being dance in a linear motion, as in a circular motion in Kizomba. to be compared as Salsa LA style (linear) and Salsa Cuban (circular)
-The music of Urban Kiz is more R&B and Hip Hop like, with breaks in the music, as more in a flowing motion in Kizomba.
Dancers dancing Urban Kiz have a more stiff movement as to a more flowy movement when dancing kizomba.
The Urban Kiz Music can also be slower with many dynamic changes from slow transitions, accelerations and breaks during the song.