Samba for Beginners

The samba for beginners’ class starts with a 30-minute warm up that exercises basic isolation of the body, following by stretching and strengthening exercises. After the warm up, Danielle introduces the students samba no pé (basic samba step) and passo marcado (simple choreographies) typical of the Rio Carnival. The whole class happens in the sound of the upbeat and irresistible Brazilian music.

The class will be held from 5-6:30pm and costs $17.

Come with comfortable clothes and be prepared to be barefoot.

About the instructor:

Danielle Lima was born in Rio de Janeiro and grew up performing with Beija-Flor de Nilópolis, one of Brazil’s most famous samba schools. Danielle Lima is also a Certified Teachers Artist of the program Dancing Classrooms from American Ballroom Theater, Certified YOGA Instructor at YOGA Effects in NYC and Karma Kids Yoga certified teacher.

For more information, contact Danielle Lima daniellelima13@

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  • maria r.

    i will like to take the class for samba and also the learn to speak the language please cantact me at abelina 330@

    August 9, 2012

    • Aparecida T.

      Oi, Maria. I've just sent you an email with information about our Portuguese classes. Have a nice weekend!

      August 10, 2012

  • Mariela

    Do you need tennis shoes for the warm up?

    July 28, 2012

  • Thomas

    ok, I try again. last time was fast for me

    July 20, 2012

  • Neal H.

    I highly recommend this class. I have gone the past two weeks. Very challenging and fun. Great music, too! And to my new friend Millie, your Meetup account doesn't accept e-mail messages so I can't respond.

    July 4, 2012

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