Performance Workshop Series with Rosangela Silvestre, Oct 16 – 20

Dance of Brazil is proud to collaborate with Jessa DeLancy in hosting Rosangela Silvestre and her performance workshop series Tuesday, October 16 through Thursday, October 18. This project will include 3 days of classes and rehearsals and will culminate with a performance on Saturday, October 20th at the Pacific Cultural Center at 7pm. We will work […]

West African & Afro-Cuban Master Series: Drum, Percussion & Song

Dance of Brazil is honored to present Chief Yagbe Awolowo Onilu, who will teach the following at our Thursday class time at The 418 Project, June 21 – July 26:
West African & Afro-Cuban Master Series

Drum, Percussion & Song Workshop
Including Rhythms & Songs of:
West Africa: Yoruba (Nigeria) – Fon (DanXome) – Bambara/Dogon (Mali) – Malinke (Guinee) – […]

Nat’l Dance Week Performances: Thurs, April 19 and Sun, April 22!

It’s time to celebrate National Dance Week! On Thursday night we’ll be taking it to the streets, performing downtown at 6:50 on Center Street at City Hall, and 7:50 at Church Street at Civic.

Our theme this year celebrates our lives in this beautiful ocean-side community, sharing the gifts that the ocean bestows through dance!

Check the […]

Sambarét ~ Cabaret, Brazilian Style, April 22 at the 418 Project

We are excitedly rehearsing for our upcoming show: Sambarét ~ Cabaret, Brazilian Style! We hope you can join us—this is a fabulous way  to celebrate National Dance Week!

Sambarét will enrapture your senses through lively music, daring dance and delicious delicacies. This will be a scintillating evening of provocative entertainment and Bordeaux-infused Samba.

Please visit the event […]

Special Guest Teacher! Ana Carla Laidley from Brazil, March 8 and 13

Dance of Brazil is excited to host a special guest teacher from Brazil on March 8 and 13! Ana Carla Laidley is a samba dancer and instructor from Rio de Janeiro, whose classes integrate traditional and contemporary Samba styles. Ana provides a space for people to develop their knowledge of the Brazilian culture as well as reconnect with their […]

Hélio Faria Teaching Two Special Classes in February

We are excited to announce that Brazilian dancer Hélio Faria will be coming to teach for us two days in February.

A professional dance teacher and sports trainer from Rio De Janeiro, Hélio has appeared on “Dancing with the Stars” and has worked as a choreographer for stars in Brasil. Faria is currently on tour teaching […]

Monday classes in January at SCDC

Happy New Year dancers! Add some extra dancing to your schedule this month with three All Levels classes in January at the Santa Cruz Dance Company.

Here are the Details:

MONDAYS at Santa Cruz Dance Company
January 9th, 16th and 23rd
5:30 – 6:30 pm

Santa Cruz Dance Company is located at:
2800 Porter Street
Soquel, CA 95073


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Holiday Samba Class Video

Season’s Greetings Dancers! Here is a little clip from our December 22 class at the 418 Project. It’s been fabulous dancing with you in 2011 – Happy Holidays and Enjoy! :)


By |December 23rd, 2011|Brazilian Drumming, Samba Classes|0 Comments

2011 Holiday Schedule

Happy Holidays! Just a reminder that Louden Nelson is closed for two weeks at the end of the year, so our Tuesday classes are canceled on December 20 and 27.

We will still have our Thursday classes at the 418 Project on December 22 and 29 as scheduled.

Hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!


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Dance by the Lighthouse on West Cliff, September 6 & 13!

Come dance outside while the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean!

We will have class on Tuesday, September 6 and Tuesday, September 13 at the Lighthouse on West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz, CA. Class starts at 6:00 pm. Join us as we celebrate the beauty of the ocean through samba and Brazilian drumming!

Please note, the […]

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