Three Afro-Brazilian workshops with Isaura Oliveira!
SambaViva, with the support of the Racines Festival, presents Master Dancer from Bahia, Brazil: Isaura Oliveira.
What: Afro-Brazilian / Orixá inspired dance with live drums!
When: Sunday, December 2nd from 12:00-1:30 PM
Where: The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, Studio 2
Fees: $25 at the door
Come explore Orixá inspired Afro-Brazilian dance. Live music will help students dance with full expression. No partner needed, all levels welcome.
All-levels Samba and Afro-Brazilian
Saturdays, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA
Fee: $15 per 1.5 hour class (except when we run a workshop)
This all-levels class is non-competitive, high energy and fun! Great for men and women of all ages and abilities.
The class will focus on Carnaval-style samba and other Afro-Brazilian styles such as afoxé, samba reggae, and axé. Students enjoy Brazilian dance in its various forms and develop their skills while having a blast and getting an excellent workout!
Wear comfortable exercise clothing (no jeans). Sneakers, socks, and bare feet are good footwear options; high heels are not!
Wednesdays, 8 – 9 PM
Jose Mateo Dance Theatre, 400 Harvard Street, near Harvard Square
Fee: $10 per 1 hour class (except when we run a workshop)
If you’re ready to move to the next level with your samba, this class is for you! Basic samba will NOT be taught in this class. Instead, we will focus on advanced moves, technique, and choreography. This is a great place to develop your style and presence for potential performance opportunities!