Charles Ogar – Professional Kizomba Dancer – Austin, Texas
Charles Ogar is a fantastic Kizomba instructor based out of Austin, Texas and is well known, throughout the world for his detailed, yet fun and quirky instruction and his super smooth, creative and musical style on the dance floor. He is also known as the most influential pioneer of Urban Kiz in North America.
He is also a danceprenuer (instructor, event organizer, DJ, mentor, & podcaster) who has a huge Urban Kiz following both in the United States and around the world.
He loves nerding out on musicality, self-awareness, creativity, fundamentals, history, and more! He runs an online membership site for kiz tutorials dedicated to helping kiz dancers around the world level up their kiz skills at Learntokiz.com.
His very popular Neo Kizomba Blog delves deep into different dance topics such as “9 Ways The Role Of Following Is Undervalued In Our Dance Scene & Potential Solutions” and “ How to Become a Better Dancer”!
Charles got his first taste of dance at the age of eight in elementary school through a program called “Believe In Me”. In elementary and middle school he also played the flute, piano, and alto saxophone which gave him a keen sense of rhythm and musicality. He first learned the basic steps for salsa in his first year of college.
Charles soon found himself taking weekly classes and going out social dancing religiously. He quickly gained a strong foot in the basics and began adding his own energetic style and flavor. From here, Charles expanded his dancing to bachata, punta, samba, cha-cha, salsa on2, a bit of Cuban salsa, and now Kizomba. Charles loves how Kizomba/Urban Kiz uniquely embodies the connection between the ground, your partner, and the music.
You can book Charles Ogar for upcoming festivals, corporate events, staged choreographed performances, online classes, brand promos, film, television and music videos via the below links:
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