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New sessions start at the beginning of each month.
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 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.
Rio Samba Boot Camp
Tuesdays in April, 7:45-8:45 with Rebekah Fowler
About the class:
This month-long, intermediate level workshop will help students develop their technique, personal style, and skills needed to build a solid foundation in Rio-style samba, ("samba no pé"). We will use speed drills, progressions, improvisation, and choreography to develop proper form and a wider samba vocabulary. In order to get the most out of these classes, students should already be able to dance samba at a medium-to-fast tempo.
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.
What to wear:
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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