Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Samba, Gafieira & Forro workshops

January 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

If you can not go to Brazil, we will bring Brazil to you!

For the first time in Austin, Texas, two of the most celebrated teachers from Rio de Janeiro will be teaching several workshops! Please join Luiz Claudio Martins and Denise Serpa in a journey to Brazilian dances like Samba no pé, Samba de Gafieira and Forró.

Class #1 Samba no pe • 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Class #2 Samba de Gafieira • 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Class #3 Forro • 4:00pm – 5:30pm
** No partner needed for any class **

Discounted Advanced registration
Esquina Members & Full time University Students: $20 per class or $55 for all 3
General: $23 per class or $65 for all 3
At the door
Esquina Members & Full time University Students: $23 per class or $65 for all 3
General: $25 per class or $70 for all 3

Click here to register in advanced!

Professional dancer for more than 20 years, Luiz is specialized in Samba no pé, Samba de gafieira, Forró, Salsa, and afro dance. He was a member of one of the most famous samba dance groups in Rio de Janeiro (i.e., Carlinhos deJesus dance company) for 10 years, as well as teaching at Carlinhos de Jesus dance school for 15 years. He was also a member of the Carnaval samba school – the famous Estação Primeira de Mangueira – for 6 years, being part of several samba performances.

He has participated in dance scenes in television and cinema, and has performed shows and workshops in Brazil and worldwide. Luiz is also graduated in dance by Estacio de Sá University in Rio.

Dancer since childhood, specialized in Jazz at the time with Regina Sauer, she fell in love with brazilian and latin dance styles in 2001. She works as a teacher, dancer and choreographer in Samba, Forró, Gafieira, Salsa and Lindy Hop. She has taught workshops and performed in many cities in Brazil and around the world.

In 2011 she was named international ambassador of Lindy Hop in Brazil, by the Frankie Manning Foundation, due to her work done with Lindy Hop there, along with Luiz.


January 14, 2018
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Esquina Tango
209 Pedernales St
Austin, 78702 United States
+ Google Map