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Samba de Gafieira Dance Program
Samba de Gafieira is a partner dance from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that evolved as a ballroom dance to the Brazilian samba musical rhythms. The term ‘Gafieira’ means “low dancing resort, gaff, honky-tonk” or “dance festivity frequented by the lower classes.” This is probably due to the fact that the Gafieira Samba was originally danced at cabarets near the red light district area in Rio. Later in the decade, it began to slowly climb its way up in society, eventually working its way all the way up to celebrities and some of the wealthiest people in town!
Join us for our new FORRÓ program starting March 2nd!
Forró (pronounced foh-ho) is a lively dance style that has its origins in Northeast Brazil. Couples dance together (‘coladinho’), heads and hips often touching, spinning and skipping in a close embrace. Forró encompasses various dance styles as well as a number of different musical beats. This music genre has gained widespread popularity in all regions of Brazil, and is closely associated with Brazilian June Festivals, such as Saint John‘s day.
Starting on March 2nd, we will be offering a Forró program on Thursdays, from 7-8 pm! Classes will be available for the same pricing as the Gafieira Samba program, and students can mix and match as they see fit.
Are you ready to join us in class? We can’t wait to have you here this week!
Purchase your class packages below! and before you join the class, please register for it online here>>
Are you a currently enrolled student of the Capoeira or Portuguese program?
Get a 10% discount when joining the Samba de Gafieira class! Just call us at 713-862-3300 and we will give you a special promo code!