While we do our best to answer your queries quickly, it may take about 24 hours to receive a response from us. Thank you in advance for understanding. Wish you a wonderful time.




    In the class/session options you can choose "Schedule a free 20 minute session..." in order to:

    • Ensure that there is a teacher/student connection.
    • Assess whether another type of more specialized follow-up is needed.
    • Define periodicity and rules for working together.

    Dancer | Teacher | Choreographer

    Born in Cape Verde, Helio Santos studied contemporary dance in CEM - Centro Em Movimento - in Lisbon and was then graduated from P.A.R.T.S - The Performing Arts Research and Training Studio - in Belgium, considered one of the best contemporary dance Schools in the world . This was after getting a Scholarship from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation based in Portugal. He is credited among the first generation of teachers in the twenty first century to introduce Kizomba to the rest of the world from Africa while on his path discovering his contemporary art movement.

    Hélio, a dancer, teacher and choreographer, swayed to cultural dances; Coladeira , Morna, Mazurka, Funana, Kola San Jon and Batuque during his teenagehood which allowed him to develop his own dancing techniques in Kizomba or ``Passada`` as known in Cape Verde.

    As a contemporary Choreographer, he wrote plays, 'Entrevistas' in 2004, 'Living Through' and 'Agora' in partnership with Debora Rey in 2008. 'Cântico dos Cânticos' and 'Canoa' in April and July 2012 respectively. He featured as the main character in the movies ,'Fertilize - Life as it Begins' and 'The Black Bird Flying' in 2007 and 2008 respectively.

    Dance until you discover who you truly are… move until you understand the vibration of your emotions.

    HÉLIO SANTOS

    Contemporary Dance

    “If we can understand the way we move and why we move, we are better prepared to understand the movement of life.” Helio’s work and technique are about learning the tools that can unblock the wisdom in our bodies and discover our own unique movement. “I believe that any person can have access to this beautiful knowledge”.

    Kizomba
    Inner Journey

    Kizomba Inner Journey borns from Helio’s passion of sharing the beauty of this dance and exploring a deeper part of our human souls. “Kizomba is a place and a moment where two bodies can be in a conversation with each other and exchange an infinite creative energy”.

    Connection
    Work

    In Helio's 'Connection Sessions', you will experience moments of cultural sharing as well as dance, singing and movement diversity where he takes people through journeys of self awareness, embodiment and inclusiveness.

    Dance Classes and Mentoring Sessions

    Mentoring Sessions

    TALK | 60 MIN | ONLINE

    Why do you Dance? | Learn Dancing as tool to help you in your journey.

    Contemporary Class

    60 MIN | PRESENTIAL & ONLINE

    Reprogram, Connect and Discover Your Unique Movement. Read More

    Kizomba Class

    60 MIN | PRESENTIAL & ONLINE

    Inner Journey | A deeper approach to Kizomba Dance and Self-Discovery. Read More

    Reconnect Session

    60 MIN | ONLINE

    Movement and African Dance | Body Awakening. Read More

    A triangle that dances and touches time… This singular movement presentes many portraits, many reading to this relationship, ancient as our reason to be…

    World Tour! Kizomba, Contemporary and Connection!

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      While we do our best to answer your queries quickly, it may take about 24 hours to receive a response from us. Thank you in advance for understanding. Wish you a wonderful time.

      In the class/session options you can choose “Schedule a free 20 minute session…” in order to:

      • Ensure that there is a teacher/student connection.
      • Assess whether another type of more specialized follow-up is needed.
      • Define periodicity and rules for working together.