There is a variant of Mazurka in Cape-Verde. Are there some places or events where someone can see it and maybe give it a try? I'm looking specially for Mazurca but any advice for dancing other traditional styles (rabolo, funana, coladeira) is also welcome.

  • are you asking if there are workshops in Cape Verde where they teach the mazurka? or somewhere else? If you check on Tripadvisor or Meetup, there are a lot of sports camps and workshops that you can learn the mazurka or Kizomba, etc.
    – wilkvolk
    Commented Jul 29, 2020 at 19:34
  • @wilkvolk I prefer social dancing, just for fun. But actually anything will do, workshop is also good.
    – dxvargas
    Commented Mar 25, 2021 at 0:32
  • The Mazurka is a traditional dance in Cape Verde. There may be places or events where it can be seen and tried, as well as other traditional styles like Rabolo, Funana, and Coladeira. Any advice on where to find these dance opportunities would be appreciated.
    – user42493
    Commented May 25, 2023 at 12:16

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Finally I went to Cabo Verde and I can answer my own question!

I've danced mazurcas in São Vicente, Mindelo (in the Restaurant Casa da Morna by Buxa) and also in Santo Antão near Ribeira Grande (also in a restaurant but I don't remember the name). Both times, the event had live music with a rabeca player and a band, playing mostly coladeiras but also a few mazurcas and mornas.

I couldn't find any place with regular activities.

Kizomba is nowadays the most popular dance over there. It's danced in regular classes, in the street and in clubs like Caravela.

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