SAMBA BEGINNERS COURSE
This course is focused on learning Samba from the ground up. You will learn the technique for the Samba basic step including the foundation footwork and hip movements. We also work on arm placement, body movement and some simple parading and steps. We teach and break down the timing, rhythm and basic movements in detail in order to ensure that everyone in the class learns at a comfortable pace and with an understanding of the Samba vibe.
This course is suitable for absolute beginners (no dance experience required) or beginner level Samba students who want to refresh their basic skills.
Loren Da Silva Linke
SAMBA INTERMEDIATE COURSE
Our level 3 Samba Intermediate course is the next level up from Improvers. In this course we work on the rotation technique, build on Samba travel variations and expand your range of body movement, hips, arm placement and footwork transitions. We also focus on building Samba speed and fitness using various drills and exercises and work on incorporating more “gingado” (vibe / swing) in your Samba so that you can dance Samba with more feeling and ease.
This course is the ideal next step up from Samba Improvers and prepares dancers for the Advanced Samba course.
Loren Da Silva Linke
BRAZILIAN FIT DANCE
Based on the famous “Fit Dance” style from Brazil, this class will make you feel like you’re at a festa in the streets of Brazil! Dance up a sweat to the upbeat rhythms of the latest Brazilian hits with a mix of Baile Funk, Pagodâo, Axe and more. The most fun Brazilian dance workout ever, the class will involve upbeat simple and repetitive sequences using street dance body movements the latest dance floor moves from the famous Fit Dance channel. This class is perfect for getting the infectious Brazilian vibe into your bodies and working up a fun sweat!
Suitable for all levels including absolute beginners.
SAMBA IMPROVERS COURSE
Our level 2 Samba Improvers course is the next step up from Samba Beginners. The course is focused on improving your Samba basic skills and expanding your range of body movement. We build on the Samba foundation focusing on Sapateado technique, hip isolations, basic travel, simple caminhadas (walks) and transition steps. The course also incorporate elements of classic dance technique to help you to transition through steps smoothly, working on weight placement and control of your movements.
This course is ideal for Samba Beginners who want to progress to the next level or anyone who has a basic knowledge of Samba and wants to brush up on their skills.
Macarena Ferreyra Domecq
Baile Funk class is bursting with energia and Brazilian swag for days! Learn the essence of the hottest urban dance style sweeping Brazil and the world with its infectious rhythms and street party vibes. In this class you will learn the essential technique and fundamental movements that are signature to Brazilian Funk including booty, hips, body and footwork. With Rio Funk as the basis, the class also incorporates various Funk styles from all over Brazil and ensures that you learn the essence, culture and all important swag of Baile Funk and its culture.,
Open level class. If you are brand new to Funk or Funk movement you can also try our Fit Dance class.
Sonia Battistel & Loren Da Silva Linke