by Giancarlo Johansson
(Auckland, New Zealand)
2013 New Zealand Salsa Championships
Join us for a day of Brazilian dances @ Latinissimo Dance Studios!
We will be introducing you Brazilian Samba, Axé, Brazilian Zouk, and Samba de Gafieira.
11:00am **BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL SAMBA** This is the dance that the world connects to Brazil with! You have seen it on TV and movies. This dance will take you through a journey of colors, Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana, feathers and much more! Its upbeat and incredibly rhythmical. Bring a piece of Brazil into your life and learn to move like a Brazilian Diva! Plus a great to start your day!
Level: OPEN to all
12:15pm **SAMBA AXÉ** This is a variation of Samba. Its a commercialized variation that is appropriate for both male and females. The dance is completely choreographed and the movements tend to mimic the lyrics. It’s a very energetic kind of dance that mixes elements of Samba and aerobics.
Level: OPEN to all
Kellen & Masha, two of the pioneers of Samba dancing in Auckland are reuniting to teach you these incredibly popular and high impact Brazilian dance styles! Looking to get a good workout while having lots of fun, then this is definitely for you!
1:30pm **SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA** Introduction to Samba de Gafieira means Dancehall or Club Samba. It is a partner dance that incorporates Samba, Salsa and Argentine Tango concepts. It is sometimes referred to as the Brazilian Tango. Samba de Gafieira is a dance suitable for all ages! Come try out this unique way of dancing Samba! This workshop is suitable for Beginners.
2:45pm **BRAZILIAN ZOUK** Also known as Zouk-Lambada, is a group of closely related dance styles based on or evolved from the lambada dance style. Zouk today is the evolution of Lambada and it is super smooth, romantic, hypnotic with long, fluent, wave-like movements and surprisingly easy to learn!
Dharshana & Shantini, current New Zealand Zouk Champions and Australian Latin Open Semi-Professional Champions will introduce you to two of the partnered Brazilian dance styles!
ONLINE - Single workshop = $20
ONLINE - All 4 workshops = $60 (BEST DEAL!)
DOOR - Single workshop = $25
DOOR - All 4 workshops = $70
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