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    Samba Dance and Drum Class

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    Carnaval is now a year round celebration! Get into the hip shaking groove with a soulful samba. You'll learn different variations of samba, like reggae, funk, and various Latin and Caribbean Carnaval dances. Through these dances, you'll pick up movement and technique, build your physical stamina and body control, and improve your flexibility. Live drummers will be there to accompany you, getting your energy pumping and giving the whole class an authentic, celebratory flair. You'll get comfortable dancing in a group, and even taking your own solos. Headdresses not included.
    Samba Dance and Drum Class

    5426 Crewshaw Blvd, Los Angeles

    • Learn the fundamentals of authentic Caribbean and Latin sambas
    • Master your moves to reggae and funk, and discover lesser known Carnaval dance styles
    • Build your stamina, improve your body control, and expand your flexibility
    • Dance to the rhythms of live drummers
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    2 positive reviews
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    Samba De Gafieira

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    You don't have to go to Brazil to to experience its culture for yourself! Samba music and dance has become an icon of Brazilian national identity. Samba de Gafieira means "Dancehall" or Club Samba, and it originated in the 1940's in Rio de Janeiro's gafieira (working-class dance halls). In this class, you will learn this infatuating partner dance that incorporates elements of Carnival Samba, Salsa, and Argentine Tango into one spicy style. You'll learn the fundamental steps, turns, promenades, dips, and more as you gain knowledge of leading/following, musicality, and partner connection. Sometimes called Brazilian Tango, this dance bears some resemblance to tango in terms of how the dancers' legs entwine, but this style is much more playful and cheeky in demeanor. Get ready for a great cardio workout you can put some attitude into!
    Samba De Gafieira

    12453 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles

    • Learn the fundamentals of Samba de Gafieira from a skilled, friendly instructor
    • Practice various steps, turns, passes, and kicks for a great cardio workout
    • Discover a new way to express yourself in an engaging, supportive environment
    • Enjoy a jubilant atmosphere that combines education, fitness, and fun
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    27 positive reviews
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    Tango

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    The turn in Tango is its most iconic move. If you can't master it, then you might as well be spinning in circles. Lucky for you, Oxygen Tango will set you in the right (or left) direction with this introductory class focused on all things turn. You'll become technically proficient in working the "grapevine pattern," which is the default sequence in most tango giros (turns), and its master the secret ingredient that postulant dancers into sizzling artists. You'll take turns leading and following, turning left and right and practicing footwork in solo drills that, while technically demanding, are the perfect entry point for serious students. If you want to tango like a star, this is your chance. It's your turn to shine!
    Tango

    12958 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles

    • Master the art of red-hot tango turns working with expert dancers
    • Practice a tango footwork pattern fundamental to most tango turns
    • Elevate your dancing ability from hobbyist to professional
    • Experience the joy one of dance's most expressive styles
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    3 positive reviews
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    Afro-Brazilian Dance

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    Let your body move to a new beat as you explore the rich culture of Brazil. In this class, you'll discover the various styles of Afro-Brazilian dance through the guidance of an experienced instructor. Practice traditional styles such as the dance of the orixas and samba as well as more modern forms such as afro-contemporary. Your body will move to the beat of live musical accompaniment as you practice the rhythms of a dynamic and talented culture. Whether you're new to dance or looking to add to your portfolio of styles, this class has what you need. You'll leave feeling invigorated, inspired, and welcomed into a new world of dance rooted in a rich history.
    Afro-Brazilian Dance

    12453 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles

    • Explore the lively music and movements of Afro-Brazilian dance
    • Learn unique dance styles such as Orixas, afro-contemporary, and samba reggae
    • Experience the fun of live musical accompaniment
    • Engage in a welcoming environment friendly to all levels
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    27 positive reviews
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    Samba

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    Explore the rich history of Samba as you dance your way into one of the most celebrated Brazilian dance styles beloved throughout the world. An experienced instructor will guide you as you move to the rhythm of energetic and passion-filled music that mixes African and Brazilian roots. You'll find your footing in steps that get the whole body moving as you build coordination and rhythm. Brasil Brasil Cultural Center is founded on the concept of building community, so you are guaranteed a supportive and energetic environment where learning is a celebrated adventure. Whether you're a beginner or simply looking to step back into Samba, this class is for you.
    Samba

    12453 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles

    • Develop the fundamentals of Samba with the help of an experienced instructor
    • Get fit as you practice new footwork and move your hips to the beat
    • Gain an understanding of vivacious Brazilian dance culture
    • Engage in an active environment friendly to all levels
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    27 positive reviews

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