Thursday, February 25, 2010

$30 for 30 Days Unlimited Classes at Piel Canela

This is a pretty awesome deal.

$30 for 30 days of unlimited classes including SAMBA
at Piel Canela Latin Dance & Music School.
500 8th Ave b/w 35th and 36th Sts
12th Floor

Use online code: samba

New students only | Online only

Get the offer at Piel Canela Online

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Carnaval in NYC isn't over!

There's still time to get your samba & Carnaval on . . .


Monday, February 15, 2010

7 Year Old Samba Queen

Is 7 years too young for a samba queen?
All the news has been talking about the role as "traditionally sexy"; I'm not convinced this is always the case . . .

I agree with Julia Lira's father that if anyone looks at the 7 year old with sex in mind, that is a sick individual.

On the contrary, a child's approach to dancing is quite beautiful--unabashed, full of joy, not self-conscious.

Maybe the parade in the Sambódromo with hundreds and hundreds of people watching was a bit too much for the young lady, though.

Beyonce & Alicia Keys shoot video in Brazil

Friday, February 12, 2010

Beija-Flor Samba School Tech Rehearsal

Carnaval in Rio

This mini documentary follows one participant parading with one of the top samba schools in Rio, Mangueira:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Samba Dance Classes NYC

MONDAYS (Brooklyn)
all levels
8:00 - 9:30pm ($15)

TUESDAYS (Manhattan)
all levels
7:30 - 9:00pm ($20)

SATURDAYS (Manhattan)
both classes all levels
Samba 1 - 3:00 - 4:00pm ($14)
Samba 2 - 4:00 - 5:00pm ($14)

SUNDAYS (Brooklyn)
All levels 3:30 - 5:00pm ($15 - please commit to 4 consecutive classes, $60)