Brazilian Carnival Dance Class: Frevo & Samba
Celebrate Dia do Samba
Join us for our two-part Brazilian carnival dance class, featuring frevo and samba! You are welcome to come to one or both parts. Also, stay for our bateria (samba percussion ensemble) rehearsal with André Coelho at 3PM! This event is open to the public. All levels are welcome to participate.
Frevo with Kate: 1-2PM
Learn the basics of Recife’s carnival dance, frevo! Dancer and dance scholar Kate Spanos will demonstrate and teach frevo dance using the methodology of Mexe Com Tudo (Otávio Bastos) of Recife. Learn more about frevo and Mexe Com Tudo here.
Samba with Ilheuma Zezeh: 2-3PM
Learn samba from Ilheuma Zezeh, Brazilian dancer, teacher, choreographer, performer, and healer from São Paulo with a mission to bring more joy to the world through art. Ilheuma will demonstrate and teach the basics of samba dance.
Registration for the full semester of lessons (9 total) is $120. Scholarships are available to those for whom cost is prohibitive (contact us for more information).
The event is a program of College Park-based arts non-profit EducArte. Special thanks to our event sponsor, the College Park Arts Exchange.