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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Beginner Level with Kailtlyn Jolly
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm, Intermediate Level with Rebekah Fowler
Fee: *See 'Weekly Programs' on our Rates page. Drop in any time or register in advance!
About the beginner class:
This class will cover the fundamentals of samba as it is danced in the Bahia and Rio regions of Brazil. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the basic samba step, developing proper technique, and learning a range of movements and footwork associated with each regional style. This type of samba should not be confused with "ballroom samba", so no partner is necessary.
Who should do it:
Anyone who is willing to have some fun while dancing, sweat a little, and shake their hips a lot. Some previous dance experience (jazz, Latin or African-based dance) is recommended but not essential. This class is designed for beginning and intermediate-level dancers
About the intermediate class: *September special topic* This class will focus on the essence of all samba styles: improvisation. We will also explore ways to choreograph short samba combinations. Using a variety of activities, students will learn how to take what they already know and apply it to the creative process in both spontaneous and planned contexts. We will also look at fundamental concepts and various sources of inspiration so that students can broaden their range of skills and increase their repertory of movements.
Who should do it:
This workshop is ideal for dancers who want to improve their improvisational ability in Rio-style samba, explore the choreographic process, and take their performance skills to the next level.
What to wear:Samba Resources:
Comfortable workout or dance wear is suggested. No special footwear is required for this class; students can dance in bare feet, dance/jazz sneakers, or lightweight tennis shoes, depending on preference.
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