Dança Afro

Fierce! That’s what this dance is, if you can compare a hyper-pumped war dance to a 

waltz. You want to feel like a powerful warrior? Afro, baby. That’s where it’s at. The 

combination of powerful full-body movements and rumbling drum rhythms hits 

audiences square in the “oh, my GAWD!


Maculele is an Afro-Brazilian dance created by African slave workers on the sugarcane 

plantations in Bahia, Northeast Brazil. The dance is choreographed based on the 

movements and drum rhythms used during the harvest. The slaves used machetes to 

cut the sugarcane, but later they developed a form of dance with sticks. It looks pretty 


 Coco de Roda

Coco De Roda is a dance from the beach regions of the Northeast of Brazil and has a 

strong African drumming influence. The choreography of the dance involves steps and 

movements traditional of the indigenous Tupis peoples of Brazil. Danced by couples, this 

is a great way to let loose and fall into a complicated relationship with someone.

Samba Reggae

Booty booty booty booty everywhere! With traditional sounds of samba from Salvador, 

Bahia, combined with sounds from other Caribbean music genres like reggae, Samba 

reggae’s got that booty. Shake it, rattle it, bounce it. We don’t care. There are 

grandmothers dancing this is Brazil. In church. Right now. Booty bounce is in their blood.

Samba No Pé

This  dance style will get your heart racing and your feet moving to the exhilarating beat! 

Danced individually, this fantastic class will teach you footwork variations, work on your 

ability to move faster, increased isolation, more Afro-Brazilian movements and will continue to 

develop your rhythm and coordination while having lots of fun!


Colheita is a traditional harvest dance from Brazil that is based on collecting and sifting 

beans at the harvest. Featuring traditional colorful and flowing skirts, dancers swing 

woven baskets rhythmically at a hypnotizing pace. Light and fun, this is the polar 

opposite of a stone cold warrior dance.


Frevo is a wide range of musical styles originating from Recife, Brazil, all of which are 

traditionally associated with Carnival. The word frevo is said to come from frever, a 

variant of the Portuguese word fever (to boil). It is said that the sound of the frevo will 

make listeners and dancers feel as if they are boiling on the ground. Sounds about right. 

You also get to hold a teeny little umbrella while you dance, so you've got that going for 

you, too.