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Brazil's Zouk Dancing Taking Steps Into The U.S.
Brazilian zouk classes and dance scenes can be found in cities stretching from Seattle to New York, and festivals featuring parties and top dancers are being held in Miami and Washington.
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In this Monday, April 21, 2014 photo, Kendra Haynes, 26, of Miami, right, dances with Renato Medeiros, 33, of Brazil, during a Brazilian zouk dance class at the VK Dance Studio in North Miami Beach, Fla. Zouk dance and music, born in the French Caribbean, adopted in Brazil and spread through Latin America and Europe, is now taking root in the United States. Haynes is one of the first to give zouk classes in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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In this Monday, April 21, 2014 photo, dancers practice their moves during a Brazilian zouk dance class at the VK Dance Studio in North Miami Beach, Fla. Zouk dance and music, born in the French Caribbean, adopted in Brazil and spread through Latin America and Europe, is now taking root in the United States. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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In this Monday, April 21, 2014 photo, Nicole Brandon, 26, of Miami, right, dances Brazilian zouk at the C Lounge and Cigar Bar in North Miami Beach, Fla. Zouk dance and music, born in the French Caribbean, adopted in Brazil and spread through Latin America and Europe, is now taking root in the United States. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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In this Monday, April 21, 2014 photo, Thais Reeder, 35, of Miami, front, tilts her head back while dancing Brazilian zouk in a class at the VK Dance Studio in North Miami Beach, Fla. Zouk dance and music, born in the French Caribbean, adopted in Brazil and spread through Latin America and Europe, is now taking root in the United States. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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In this Monday, April 21, 2014 photo, Carmen Marshall, 42, of Miami, second from left, closes her eyes while dancers massage each other during a Brazilian zouk dance class at the VK Dance Studio in North Miami Beach, Fla. Zouk dance and music, born in the French Caribbean, adopted in Brazil and spread through Latin America and Europe, is now taking root in the United States.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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In this Monday, April 21, 2014 photo, Raheem Malik, 26, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., places his hand firmly on the back of his partner during a Brazilian zouk dance class at the VK Dance Studio in North Miami Beach, Fla. Zouk dance and music, born in the French Caribbean, adopted in Brazil and spread through Latin America and Europe, is now taking root in the United States. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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In this Monday, April 21, 2014 photo, Carmen Marshall, 42, of Miami, left, and Renato Medeiros, 33, of Brazil, dance Brazilian zouk at the C Lounge and Cigar Bar in North Miami Beach, Fla. Zouk dance and music, born in the French Caribbean, adopted in Brazil and spread through Latin America and Europe, is now taking root in the United States. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Brazil's Zouk Dancing Taking Steps Into The U.S.

Brazilian zouk classes and dance scenes can be found in cities stretching from Seattle to New York, and festivals featuring parties and top dancers are being held in Miami and Washington.

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