Urban Kiz is a linear couple dance that derived from Kizomba.
Urban Kiz is every so called kizomba style been danced in the scene that is not the traditional way of dancing. so the French Style, Kizomba 2.0, Urban Kizomba, New Style Kizomba, Kizomba Fusion etc fall under the Urban Kiz style. The result of this change of the kizomba dance, is that every person around the world interprets music in there own way and ads their own dance background into their style.
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 connection with the chest in Urban Kiz. as is the chest to chest connection with Kizomba.
-The dance is being performed linear as kizomba is circulair. compared as Salsa LA style (linear) and Salsa Cuban (circular)
-The music of Urban Kiz is more instrumental, R&B and Hip Hop like, with breaks in the music.
-The position of the body in Urban Kiz is different then the position of the body when dancing 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.