CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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SAMBA BEGINNERS COURSE

Level 1

This course is focused on learning Samba from the ground up. You will learn the technique for the Samba basic step including the foundation footwork and hip movements. We also work on arm placement, body movement and some simple parading and steps. We teach and break down the timing, rhythm and basic movements in detail in order to ensure that everyone in the class learns at a comfortable pace and with an understanding of the Samba vibe.

 

This course is suitable for absolute beginners (no dance experience required) or beginner level Samba students who want to refresh their basic skills.

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BAILE FUNK BEGINNERS COURSE

Level 1

Our Funk Beginners course is designed to teach you the fundamental technique and movements required for dancing authentic Brazilian Funk. In this course you will learn the correct technique for executing the signature booty, hip and body movements used in Brazilian Funk as well fundamental Funk footwork. With Funk Carioca (Rio) as the foundation, the class also includes various Funk styles from across Brazil and ensures that you learn the authentic technique as well as the essence and all important swag of Brazilian Funk and its culture.

This course is suitable for absolute beginners or anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Funk. No experience in dancing Funk or Brazilian dance necessary.

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SAMBA IMPROVERS COURSE

Level 2

Our level 2 Samba Improvers course is the next step up from Samba Beginners. The course is focused on improving your Samba basic skills and expanding your range of body movement. We build on the Samba foundation focusing on Sapateado technique, hip isolations, basic travel, simple caminhadas (walks) and transition steps. The course also incorporate elements of classic dance technique to help you to transition through steps smoothly, working on weight placement and control of your movements.

This course is ideal for Samba Beginners who want to progress to the next level or anyone who has a basic knowledge of Samba and wants to brush up on their skills.

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SAMBA STRENGTH TRAINING

Open Level

The Samba Strong program - designed exclusively for Escola De Samba - is built around the idea that a strong samba can be made powerful by the implementation of a structured, progressive and semi-individualised gym training program coinciding with the samba term.

Sixty minute sessions encompassing a variety of strength, stability and power exercises tailored to the movements and positions held in your samba practice, you will be guided through your training whilst also gaining an understanding into your own movement and its relation to your dance.

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SAMBA INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED COURSE

Level 3/4

Our level 3/4 Samba Int/ Adv course is designed to level up your Samba technique, movement and speed. In this course we work on the rotation technique, build on Samba variations and expand your range of body movement, hips, arm placement and footwork transitions. We also focus on building Samba speed and fitness using various drills and exercises and work on incorporating more “gingado” (vibe / swing) in your Samba so that you can dance Samba with more feeling and ease.