About CKF 2018

The FIRST Chicago Kizomba Mini Festival will be held March 23rd - 26th at the beautiful Hilton Rosemont Hotel, home of Chicago's largest Latin Music and Dance Festival. The CKF is a sister festival to the Chicago Salsa and Bachata festival which is a celebration of Latin culture through live music and dance attended by a diverse international audience.

During the day for attendees looking to be adventurous or take their dancing skills to the next level we provide instructional dance classes from beginner to advanced with a line-up of World class local and international dance artists. At night, CKF brings out the entertainment! Each evening begins with live dance showcases. We then move on to an evening with some of the best Kizomba music DJs to ensure you dance the entire night away. We hope you join us for the fun.

Featured Artists

Carlo & Anja - Italy

Pablo Vilche - Spain

Kizomba Chick - FL

Guiseppe & Lani - CA

Jeremiah & Courtney - IL

Yesi & Eddy - MI

DJ Carlo - Italy

DJ Jacob - IL

Shafeeha & Soulo - IL


Workshops // Friday

5:00 PM Intro to Kizomba & Connection (Beg) // Kizomba Chick

6:00 PM Kizomba Retro Style (All Levels) // Carlo & Anja

Workshops // Saturday

12:00 PM Newton's Laws of UrbanKiz (All Levels) // Yesi & Eddy

1:00 PM UrbanKiz Leading & Following (All Levels) // Guiseppe & Lani

2:00 PM Musicality (All Levels) // Carlo & Anja

3:00 PM Fusion (All Levels) // Carlo & Anja

4:00 PM Timing & Syncopations (Int) // Kizomba Chick

Workshops // Sunday

12:00 PM Art of Connection (All Levels) // Jeremiah & Courtney

1:00 PM Tarraxinha (Int) // Guiseppe & Lani


3:00 PM Semba (All Levels) // Shafeeha & Soulo

4:00 PM Road to Connection & Smooth Dancing (All Levels) // Yesi & Eddy