ELIZA SALA, ANGOLA
ELIZA SALA was born in Angola and has been living in The Netherlands since the age of 14. She has always danced. Culturally as an Angolan kid, she says, ‘you don’t start dancing at some point in time, you just dance, it’s deeply rooted in my system’.
Eliza began assisting in Salsa and Bachata dance classes at the age of 18 and shortly began her first independent dance classes in Samba at the age of 19. By 2013, Eliza Sala opened the doors of her very own dance school in The Hague, Dança Sala. In her dance school, different styles are taught with young and energetic teachers. Styles including Samba, Axé, Afrohouse, Traditional African dance, Kizomba, Semba, Kizomba Ladies Ginga, Zumba, Salsa, Hip-hop and Capoeira.
The recent development in the dancing scene and Eliza being Angolan makes for an inevitable focus on Kizomba these days. Dancing Kizomba comes naturally to her. The social aspect and the beautiful music from her homeland make Eliza want to dance all day. Eliza and Dança Sala Team are organizing Sabadão in The Netherlands about 6 times each year since 2014. This daylight party consists of workshops, traditional Angolan food, and a vibrant party. It’s all about good vibes and serious love for beautiful music and dancing. Sabadão is appreciated for its welcoming atmosphere and happy faces.
‘I would love to see women enjoy dancing Kizomba just as much as I do’, Eliza says. Her mission is to help women become skilled dancers, confident and elegant. Eliza feels Women should emphasize their strengths and shine from within. The way you dance should be a reflection of the beautiful person you are inside.
Eliza will be joining us to celebrate the New Year and is looking forward to meeting everyone.