Urban Kiz is a couple dance derived from Kizomba. The origin is the result of exportation of kizomba abroad into different countries mainly Portugal, France, UK, the Netherlands and Spain. The dance style evolved influenced by Ghettozouk and remixes with R&B, Rap, Dance and Hip Hop.
The style of dance is synchronizing body movement to the music by using elements that are also present in Hip Hop, such as stops, taps, and isolations. While in kizomba, the dance is more grounded, in urban kiz, the legs are straight and the body has more tension and movement energy. The Urban Kiz music has many dynamic changes of pace, with transitions to a slower tempo, accelerations and breaks.