Brazilian Zouk is well known for its iconic body and head movements, turns, partner connection and freedom of expression. In addition Brazilian Zouk can be danced to different genres of music such as Pop, Reggaeton, HipHop, Kizomba and Traditional Zouk music.  This social dance craze has swept the world by storm since the 1990’s and has been ever-evolving since. 


Zouk Vibes is currently offering its classes on Tuesdays in a convenient and beautiful location in Orange County. Our goal is to bring the Orange County community together through social dance that has a progressive structure designed to reach people of all skill levels.

If you live near the Santa Ana, Anaheim, Newport Beach, Tustin or Costa Mesa areas, getting started is simple.

Our classes are welcoming to students from all different levels and styles. Our goals as teachers in the community is to impact the lives of others through dance and share the love or dance. Zouk Vibes has developed a unique method to make learning fun and take your social dancing to the next level.

Zouk Vibes follows a structured syllabus designed specifically for those interested in becoming social dancers. The focus in the course is learning excellent technique, musicality, and partner connection. These fundamentals will take your social dancing to the next level.

Most courses will only have you learn material and review content learned. Zouk Vibes teaches new material, reviews content, and also prioritizes social dancing practice with positive feedback. This practice time in class will have you prepared and confident to attend socials and execute what you learned in class.


Marissa Rivera and Rinaldo Melo bring a unique approach to teaching the art of Brazilian Zouk dance. After spending years together travelling all over, they learned various techniques of Brazilian Zouk from world renowned instructors. All this training has paid off as they hold the title of 2017 US Open Zouk Champions and have also placed top three in multiple social dance competitions. With a unique teaching style that focuses on three core concepts consisting of connection, technique and practice, their progressive lesson plans are designed to help any dancer become proficient in the art of Brazilian Zouk.



Intermediate/Advanced Class 7:30PM

Beginner Class 8:30PM

Open Practice 9:30PM