Welcome to the home of NZouk and the official page of the New Zealand Brazilian Dance Festival

The New Zealand Brazilian Dance Festival is an annual dance event held in Christchurch. The festival celebrates Brazilian Zouk and Samba de Gafieira.


Thank you everyone for coming to the 2017 festival and making it such a huge success! It was great to see the down under Zouk family connect. 

The 2018 Festival will be held from 20-22 April in Christchurch. Tickets are available now!


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Was fabulous to have lots of fundamentals classes, venue was awesome, teachers were great... I will definitely be back next year-haven’t missed one yet!
— 2016 Festival Feedback

2018 festival

The 6th Annual New Zealand Brazilian Dance Festival will be held in Christchurch 20-22 April 2018. Check the website for the schedule, artist, venue and other festival information. 



Please see the Events page for up and coming Zouk parties in Christchurch or click on the link below.



During the festival some of the most renowned international artists will be showcasing their latest choreographies. The festival offers national dancers the opportunity to perform. For more information see the Performance Opportunities page.