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Brasil Carnaval Explosion Pt 1: Samba Reggae

  • RC Fitnez Studio 2050 Lawrenceville Highway Decatur, GA, 30033 United States (map)

Join Fogo Brasil and EmBODY WELL for a Carnaval Explosion Celebration with 2 workshops on 2 days! We invite all levels and all dancers!

Saturday, March 9 (4-5:30PM*) - Go Afro with Samba Reggae! Learn Afro-bloco-style samba reggae movements in this high energy workshop! The infectious rhythms of samba reggae made world-renowned by groups such as Olodum and Dida are a staple in the Afro Brazilian community of Salvador, Bahia. As a samba style designed to get "back-to basics," the slower tempo and more grounded nature make these movements easy and fun to follow!

Sunday, March 10 (3-4:30PM*) - Special Samba Celebration! Paying tribute to the origins of samba, this workshop will celebrate the evolution of samba, from samba de roda to Rio-style samba no pe. With special guests and surprises planned, you do not want to miss it!

$15 in advance/$20 door Both classes for $25!!!! Paypal to embodywell@gmail.com or Cashapp to $TanyaLeake For group celebrations of 5 or more, contact Tanya @embodywell@gmail.com. *Please note times of each class.

Your instructor, Tanya Leake, has been studying and performing Brasilian dance for over 15 years. She was a principal choreographer, instructor and dancer with the SF Carnaval champion Brazilian performing arts group, Fogo Na Ropa, in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 10 years. Dancing, teaching and performing samba in Atlanta since she arrived in 2014, she is also a founding member, instructor, choreographer and dancer with Fogo Brasil.

Earlier Event: March 9
Hip Hop Shakedown
Later Event: March 10
Second Sundays Samba (#SSSamba)