Mondays, 6:30-8pm. February 2–March 23; March 30-June; June 22-August 31
With a live Brazilian band, you will learn dances marked by the driving, rapturous beat of Samba. For the people of the villages surrounding Rio de Janeiro, samba is considered their most intense, unambivalent joy. Join us in dancing Samba, Samba Reggae, the folkloric dances of the Orixas, and dances from northeast of Brazil such as Maracatu.
In class, Janelle weaves the rhythm and vibrancy of Afro-Brazilian dance with the beauty of natural movement. Within the dances and warm-ups, she integrates movement patterns and principles developed by Moshe Feldenkrais. Janelle uses our innate ability to learn most effectively when we are having fun.