Afro-Brazilian and Samba


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Description


Afro-Brazilian danceis a synthesis of the African, Portuguese and 

Indigenous cultures in Brazil. Many cultural traditions of Africa have been preserved and expressed in the music and dance. 

Movement in this class is inspired by the season of Carnaval. This parade style expression is based on the movements originated by Afro-Brazilian samba groups. The movement is grounded and lifted; earthy and free. Prepare to dance samba like you never have before. 

What to wear Stretchy dance gear or comfortable exercise wear. Basically you need something that won’t limit your range of motion. For shoes it is best to wear sneakers or dance shoes without heels. You can also dance barefeet even though you will lack a bit of support. Bring extra clothes for after the class and bring some water because you will sweat.

TEACHER 

Mariu Meneses

Mariú is a passionate and explosive Afro Latin Dancer , choreographer. Who has been performing for over 10 years both locally and overseas in various genres and styles. This acclaimed Afro-Uruguayan dancer and choreographer, now based in Sydney, using techniques drawing from the roots of Afro Latin techniques and culture and has applied it to her native Afro Uruguayan discipline; “Candombe”. Also had danced Salsa, Afro Cuban ,Afro Brazilian & Samba, Hip-Hop, Dance Hall, Reggaeton, Mexican Dances. Latin American dances with African Roots


PHOTO: Sebastian Giunta - SG Photographics

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What you will learn
  • Movement
  • Learn the samba step along with many other vibrant, fast paced, sensual and connected movements.
  • Choreography
What you will get
  • You will feel uplifted

What to bring
  • Water
What to wear

Stretchy dance gear or comfortable exercise wear.

Appropriate for

All levels welcome