Tag: samba dance

Slideshow: Latin Fusion 2011

Photos from “Latin Fusion” performance at Long Island University in Brooklyn. April 8, 2011. Dancers: Leticia Taylor, Nubia Santos, Thays Barcelos; percussion ensemble: Manhattan Samba; capoeira: Abadá Capoeira. (Photos by Zander Price, Pablo Bermudez and Lafi Diego).

Upcoming Performances

||SATURDAY 9/4|| Lavagem da Rua 46 (Official Brazilian Day opening parade and cultural festival)
10:00am to 12:00pm
44th Street and 6th Ave to 46th Street and Madison Ave

12:00pm to 6:00pm
46th & Madison Ave

||WEDNESDAY 9/8|| The Brazilian Boat Cruise
||WEDNESDAY 9/15|| The Brazilian Boat Cruise

Boarding: 6:30pm
Sailing: 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Where: Pier #40 – West Houston Street & West Side Highway
Description: This after-work party sizzles with a performance by two samba dancers and hot Brazilian beats & top 40 dance hits from DJ Fabio Soul. Don’t miss the Caipirinha drink specials!
Special Guests: Performance by 2 Samba Dancers, DJ Fabio Soul
Details: Cash Bar & Cash Buffet available. The boat is enclosed and climate controlled. We sail rain or shine.
Requirements: All guests must be 21 & over with proper state ID or passport.
Dress Code: Trendy / Business Casual. No sneakers. We reserve the right to be selective.
Admission: $10 in advance; $15 at the pier
Group Rates: Arrange your group in advance
Purchase: 212-987-9200 OR Click Here
More Info.: http://www.TheBrazilianCruise.com

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.

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.