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Learn the history & dance of Samba!

dance lesson

Learn the history & dance of Samba!

10 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
dance lesson

Learn the history & dance of Samba!

dance lesson

Learn the history & dance of Samba!

10 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

In this class we go over the rich and intriguing roots of the Samba dance, music and its evolution to today. I will begin with an overview of the history of Samba and its roots. You’ll learn where and how Samba started and how it moved around the country, how it shaped and was shaped by politics, how carnival started and the purpose of a Samba School and how greatly it’s evolved since it’s developing years. You’ll also learn key cultural differences in Samba and Carnival between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. After the history lesson, we’ll warm up our bodies and dive right into Samba; beginning with the understanding and recognizing the rhythm, then learning the core movements and last the basic samba steps. We’ll practice and I’ll help you with any difficulties you may have! By the end of the class you’ll know the rhythm, basic steps and have a gist of the movements... and you’ll have homework!

Your host

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Keila

I’m a Toronto native who’s fell in love with Samba- so much that I decided to pack my bags and move to Brazil to completely immerse myself in the culture! Since 2014, I have been travelling to Brazil to study and train with the most revered choreographers, Queens of carnival, Queens of samba schools and masters of the craft Brazil has to offer. Through my skills and experience I gained important positions in Samba Schools in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Beginning as a Passista (dancer) to become Canada’s first (and one of São Paulo first international) Musas of a Samba School. Going in the heart of the communities where samba was born and lives, building trust as a someone who’s foreign and learning the language and true spirit of Samba has enriched me and my teaching and performing.

What's included

Equipment
Music and speaker!

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Where you'll be

Classes will be held in the Centro Cultural Sao Paulo (at Vergueiro) beside the Metro station Vergueiro. We'll meet in front of the main entrance of the Centro cultural. The Centro Cultural São Paulo is a bustling cultural centre where artists, students and art-lovers meet to enjoy the library, theatre and scenic city views.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. None!

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

This class is suitable for absolute beginners. No samba or dance experience is required. Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to have FUN! Essa experiência esta disponível em português.

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Keila
Learn the history & dance of Samba!
10 reviews
£19/person
10 reviews
£19/person