Dino Da Cruz & Eliza Sala

Netherlands / Angola


Dino da Cruz is the director of Nossa Kizomba Amsterdam festival. He was born in Luanda, 1976) is a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher specializing in Afrodance, Kizomba, Semba, Lockin’, New Jack Swing, and Hip Hop. Dino is an experienced performer with an impressive track record, including performances with Miriam Makeba and Whitney Houston, winning performances at the Official Dutch Hiphop Championships and participation in the Final of 2009 FISAF World Hiphop Championships with his crew Street4onE in Las Vegas.

Dino started learning Kizomba at the age of 6 at home with his mother Esperanca da Cruz, one of the greatest Semba dancers from Bairro Popular in Luanda, Angola. His first professional experiences in the field of Kizomba date back to 1988 with Paulo Flores and 1992 with Eduardo Paim, the first Kizomba musician from Angola.


Eliza was born in Angola and nowadays living in the Netherlands since the age of 14. Like many Angolans, she dances from a very early age, it is in their blood. Recent development in the dancing scene and Eliza being Angolan makes for an inevitable focus on Kizomba these days. Dancing Kizomba comes natural to her. The social aspect and the beautiful music from her homeland make Eliza want to dance all day.

In 2004 Eliza decided to make dance her profession and she started a Samba / Axé group together with a number of ladies.

In 2008/2009, Eliza assisted at a dance school in The Hague, in the salsa and bachata dance classes. After some time she took care of the samba, axé and afro-workout classes.

2013 was the year that Eliza opened her own dance school, Dança Sala, in The Hague.

She has been organizing “Sabadão” since 2014.

Eliza’s goal is to encourage/help women to become skillful, confident and elegant dancers, emphasizing your strong points as a woman and radiating them.

“The way you dance must be a reflection of the beautiful person you are inside” – by Eliza.





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About Muxima

Epic week with lots of Kizomba, Semba, Afro and Kuduro

After the successful first edition of Muxima Kizomba Festival, Kizomba D’santos India is set for the 2nd edition happening in May 2019.

First edition was the bomb, 2nd edition is going to be the atomic bomb because the Artist line up is gonna be lit with the best of the best in Kizomba World.

The first of its kind, 100% Kizomba festival in India is organized by Navi Gaur and Team Kizomba D’Santos India. Anyone can throw a party, event or festival, however, we not only host a festival but create a family atmosphere so that everybody feel like at home and of course there’s no compromise with in-depth learning and crazy parties. If you want to know what we are talking about then book your pass now and witness the madness by yourself. We promise that you will be waiting eagerly for next edition 200%.

So book your calendar as you don’t want to miss this epic week with lots of Kizomba, Semba, Afro and Kuduro. Wait…not only that, we have separate room for Salsa & Bachata lovers to enjoy night parties for 4 nights.