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It should be a cozy party with about 80 guests to celebrate his comeback with friends in Frankfurt. Narc6’s Non-Stop Kizomba & Comeback Party, however, quickly developed into a larger dimension that he himself had not expected. Read below why it was one of the highest quality, but also one of the hottest parties of this year.

Return to Frankfurt

Narc6 released his event at the end of June. It was the first event he organized entirely himself. There was no time for this during his studies, especially since he lived in Munich for 6 months. This should change with the return to Frankfurt / Gießen. Since the inauguration of Motsi Mabuse’s dance school, he and the Let’s dance juror are working together. Narc6 is responsible for the monthly Urban Kiz partys in the dance school.

Workshops, Social and Party

Chrissi & Kalypso NeverEnough. foto: KizzMag

The Non-Stop Comeback Party is his own event and was close to his heart. He wanted to make a statement: “I’m back! And that’s right!” 80 guests were originally planned. Selected workshops during the day, primarily with local teachers who have accompanied and supported him in the scene for years. Among them Lamsca Sagnia with Christine Kira, Lio Frei, Archi Roots and Kalypso NeverEnough from Switzerland. Chrissi, who also supported during the partner workshops in addition to her lady styling workshop, represented the female power. During the battle “men vs. women styling” both genders showed what they could do.

Perfect balance man / woman

DJ Malick, DJ Narc6. foto: PhotoartEichin

As DJs he got strong support from DJ Malick from France, DJ Harryz Kizz and DJ Archi Roots and of course he himself was also on the turntables. Already during the social dance they gave real power. The party in the gold-black look as well as the after-party until 5 o’clock in the morning completed the daily program. But that’s not enough. Narc6, in addition to supporting local artists and DJs, also attaches great importance to a good male/female balance. Regularly he checked the participant statistics, responded promptly to imbalance and invited outstanding taxi dancers to compensate. The result – a perfect balance between man and woman.

In the end, due to the concept and the professional advertising, well over 100 guests from all over came from Stuttgart, Munich, France, Switzerland and of course Frankfurt itself. The atmosphere was excellent, the dancing level very high and nobody had to wait long for a dance. There were two dance floors, one for Urban Kiz and one for Kizomba and Semba.

Hot outside temperatures could not dampen the mood

The mood could not be dampened, even though the heat was despite the air conditioning almost unbearable. At over 36° degree outside temperature, you know what you have to be prepared for. At such a high temperature, the water consumption was high and the bar even ran out of water towards the end.

If you wanted to save money, you could get the tickets cheaper in advance, because the box office prices were shocking for some guests. 30 € was the price for the evening party without social dance (the advance price was 10€ at the beginning). This was intended though as he wants to encourage the guests to buy tickets in advance. Only then a reasonable male-female balance can be ensured and planned.

Conclusion

A very successful first event by DJ Narc6 as organizer. Overall, the feedback was consistently positive and everyone agrees that there should be more events from and with him. The good news is that the next editions will take place on December 28, 2019 and next year on July 26-27, 2019. We’re already excited!

Non-Stop Kizomba Party

The first “Black Forest Kizomba Days” took place mid-February in the small town Horb am Neckar. “Small but mighty” took on a new meaning here. Approximately 150 Kizomberos/as from Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Munich, Freiburg, Switzerland, Bremen and also France participated in this small and well-balanced event. You will learn in our article why the debut was a complete success.

Unique location

7 dance teachers, 6 DJs and some taxi dancers (to balance out the ratio between male and female dancers) were invited to Horb for a total of 15 days and offered a total of 15 workshops and 2 parties in a fantastic ambience. In particular, the location – an old monastery – which is now an event location with catering, can really be described as unique. A unique atmosphere was created in the theater hall with its old vaulted masonry and the top sound system and lighting.

Support of national artists & DJs

 

Versus from Italy. Photo: Photoart Eichin

As international dance couple “Versus” from Italy was invited and were very well received by the participants. For the rest, the organizers put relied on well-known local artists and DJs. “We have excellent teachers and DJs in Germany and we want to support them.” The concept was a success. Besides Versus, also George & Liza, Tony Gomes, Sunny & Victoria and Lamsca Sagnia gave workshops in various styles and all levels. The audience was very mixed. From beginners to very advanced dancers, all levels were represented, providing everyone with a feel-good atmosphere. Not only the crème de la crème meets here, also less experienced dancers can fully develop here. Therefore, the feedback of the guests is not surprising: the event organizers heard over and over comments like “unique”, “sensational” and above all “familial”.

“Small and mighty” is the trend

Almost all guests want to come back and enjoy this familial atmosphere behind old monastery walls. “Nobody is anonymous here. You get to know each other and the atmosphere is very personal,” says a guest. With this small, but for this dance organization nevertheless big event, they hit a nerve. The trend goes from large and mass events to “small and mighty”.

Some potential for improvement

At the premiere, there were also some areas for improvement. Thus the provided lunch snack was clearly insufficient. The majority of the guests would have preferred a proper meal. The organization has already put this on the “to-do list” for next year. “Next year, we’re going to plan a proper meal for lunch. This time we underestimated it.” Also, the catering could not keep up with the crowd of guests and could have been a bit more relaxed.

The workshop room on the second floor turned out to be unsuitable since the floor was not leveled tilted to one side. This made the dancing and balancing challenging. In favor of the beautiful location and the consistently positive event, however, the guests overlooked this shortcoming.

 

Top balance and familial atmosphere

 

Photo: Photoart Eichin

Especially the well-balanced male-female ratio was a crucial reason for the good mood in Horb. The organizers attached importance to this right from the beginning during the ticket sales. The 80 Full-passes were completely sold out and with 10 taxi dancers there was a great balance also on the parties. The organizers value taxi dancers, but only to some degree. Furthermore, there are always 1-2 female taxi dancers booked for the men. “There are enough gentlemen who do not feel confident enough to ask a good dancer for a dance. We like to solve this with female taxi dancers, who give these gentlemen a great dance experience “.

Also, the familiar atmosphere and the cooperation of the club members was felt throughout the event. Everyone helped and some ladies organized a cake buffet for Saturday night 2 days before. Thus, the guests could enjoy a sweet midnight snack, which recharged quite some energy levels.

On Saturday, a snow chaos that was unparalleled this winter became quite an obstacle for many dancers. Some guests had difficulties getting to the event and some spontaneous party guests decided to not join the party due to the weather. It was a shame for the guests and the organizers, but the Saturday night Gala Party was great and a lucky guest won an AfroMoves full-pass during the tombola.

Conclusion

Overall, the first “Black Forest Kizomba Days” was a very successful event and could become an insider tip for anyone looking for a good balance and a personal atmosphere. Those who are looking for a big event with dozens of taxi dancers are wrong here. It’s a small and highly restricted event that emphasizes quality and a feel-good ambience.

Upcoming event

From February 15th – 17th 2019, the 2nd edition will take place in a new location, to ensure a little more leg room during the workshops. First photos promise an equally beautiful location with a large free parking right outside the front door.

Among others, “Versus”, George (Pack’n’dance), Daniela & Ahmet from AfroMoves, Lamsca Sagnia from Frankfurt and many more will follow in 2019. DJ Narc6 will be new in 2019 as same as Oncle Kani & Black Cherry from Paris. DJ Remcy and DJ Angelkizz as well as DJ Harryz Kizz are back again.

First tickets for early bird prices are already online. After the excellent reputation of the 1st edition, it can be assumed that the 2nd Edition will be sold out again.

A report of Eva Fischer