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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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.

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)

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