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SAMBA BEGINNERS COURSE

Level 1

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.

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SAMBA INTERMEDIATE COURSE

Level 3

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.

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SAMBA IMPROVERS COURSE

Level 2

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.

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BAILE FUNK

Open Level

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.