We can all agree that one can party like the Brazilians! We may not be able to bring the carnival to you from Rio, but we can give you a pretty good taster of all they have to offer: the hot samba rythms, the sensual forro and lambada, the fun axe; it will all be part of our brazilian dance festival. You will be able to watch and try capoeira (Brazilian martial art), participate in massage workshops and massage exchange, see some cabaret and most of all dance dance dance!!!!
And don't worry if you think you have two left feet or simply never tried it before. After the intensive weekend of workshops you will be able to impress any partenr on the dance floor! In the year of Brazil, it may simply be time to take up dancing!
Forró Fest UK, is the UK’s only Brazilian dance camping festival and it ill be held in a convenient location at Hop Farm near Paddock wood, just 40 mins from London Bridge. 3 days of camping in nature, dancing all day and partying in the evenings..!
The festival brings Brazilian teachers, bands and performers together over the Bank holiday weekend in August, hosting beginners and advanced workshops from Samba and Maracatu to Capoeira and Dança-Afro.
Price: Early bird discount of £75 is available until the end of June. In July you will still be able to get a late saver discount and pay £80. In August you will have to pay the full price of £85.
• All the workshops
• Parties and shows
• Toilets and hot showers (brick buildings, hot water, excellent facilities)
NOT included - transport from London and food and drink
Food: There are cheap stalls and a bar, you can buy everything there so no need to cook. There'll be plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces to eat too, and the Hop Farm has its own cafe with nice hot food too.
The main focus of the festival is Forró, a close partner dance born in the northeast of Brazil, with traditional folkloric music played with an Accordion, triangle and drum.
The festival welcomes everyone inspired to move to the Brazilian spirit of dance - no experience required! Venue: Hop Farm Family Park, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6PY
Dates: Friday August 22nd from 2pm - monday 25th 2pm
Train: there is a train from London Bridge to Paddock Wood at 14:19, getting in at 14:58. Return single ticket is £17.10, but if we get a group we will be able to get it half price. From Paddock Wood it is a short taxi ride which I will arrange - it should only cost a couple of quid each. (if possible we will arrange lifts instead)
Car: It is an easy drive - one hour from central London.
What to bring:
• sleeping bag and mattress
• warm clothes for evenings outside
• dancing shoes (if you haven't got special ones, get a pair of comfortable shoes you can dance all night in!)
• instruments you can play (not compulsory)
• songs, poems, acts and magic tricks
Please note this event is organised by Curious Kat's Adventure Club and to secure your place you have to join it via this link: http://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/events/186842462/. Please note that only once you RSVP and pay the paypal fee on the main site your place will be confirmed.
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