Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Buy a Samba Costume!

If you are interested in purchasing a used Brazilian Samba costume, please contact me!

6-week Cycles Start this Saturday April 3 (Manhattan)

I will be teaching two levels of samba in 6-week cycles on Saturdays beginning April 3rd at Piel Canela Dance School at Pearl Studios in Manhattan:

Samba 1 is basic level -- little to no samba or dance experience; class will move slower than Samba 2.

Samba 2 advanced beginner/beginning intermediate -- previous samba experience (at least 6 classes of Samba 1), able to dance basic step rapidly and grasp basic choreography.

Samba 1 will be a pre-requisite for Samba 2 -- you must have gone through 6 weeks of Samba 1 in order to join Samba 2.
Admittance to Samba 2 will be at the instructor's discretion.

Contact me if you have questions.

Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays will remain Open Level.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Why You Should Dance Samba

*It's fun!

*It's a great aerobic workout. You can burn anywhere between 197 and 576 calories per hour of samba dancing (depending on your body)!

*Increase your self-confidence. Samba, as with all dances, helps you learn new ways to move and understand your body. This in turn elevates your self-esteem and confidence!

*Share your reasons

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Music Recommendations

Here are some favorites I use in my dance classes. I believe all these artists and tracks are easy to find online. Artist names appear on the right:

"Carolina" by Seu Jorge
"Pega Eu" by Bezerra da Silva
"Love Love" by Toty Gira
"Abertura do Jogo" by Os Batuqueiros
"Aquarela Brasileira" by G.R.E.S. Imperio Serrano

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