Ladies, looking for a way to have a girls’ day full of excitement?
Dance comes to me naturally, as I enjoy the freedom of self-awareness and self-expression brought on by letting go when in trance of the moment. Endorphins are realised when dancing, therefore, providing a natural high to life full of enjoyment and reducing stress. In fact, at a conference delivered by Dr. Amen on a healthy brain, he mentioned how the best exercise for the brain is dancing (point #10 in the article).
For me, Soukouss is not only a dance form, but is an African dance, close to my heart because my ancestors migrated to Africa from India. I visited Africa several times when I was younger and saw many performances on the streets, but never really had an appreciation until I understood the art behind dancing.
Dancing is a way of life in Africa.
Soukouss originated in Congo, which is in central Africa, and is a way of life in Africa. Today, Soukouss has become the mainstream dance form of Africa and can be found in night clubs and house parties. Back in Congo, both men and women dance to Soukouss but here in the west, mainly females dance to Soukouss because it is a very sensual dance and men may not be as comfortable with the movements.