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!…

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…

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…

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 ALL LEVELS WELCOME! Santa Cruz Dance Company is located at:…

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!  

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…

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…

Come out and learn the beauty of Silvestre Technique!

Hello Dancing Friends! This Friday and Saturday there is a visiting dancer in town, Stephanie Engel, who will be teaching the Silvestre Technique. Here is the info in case you want to join:               Come and explore Afro Brazilian dance through the interpretation of Silvestre Technique. We will explore…

Check Out 2011′s National Dance Week Performances!

Watch Dance of Brazil’s students and drummers bring their passion and love for Brazilian music and dance to the streets in celebration of National Dance Week 2011! Click the link below to watch: