Brasil Brasil Cultural Center

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    Drumming: Afro-Brazilian/West African/Cuban

    So you’ve mastered the blast beat and memorized all the drum solos in your favorite rock songs, but you are looking for a new way to step up your percussive prowess. Why not set your sights on the styles of other cultures? In this class, you’ll discover Afro-Brazilian, West African, and Cuban rhythms that’ll make your previous drumming feel like child’s play. You’ll also learn about a variety of percussion instruments used in each culture and how they’re played. Both traditional and modern beats will be explored through the guidance of a professional instructor. All skill levels are welcome to take part in this musical and cultural adventure.
    Drumming: Afro-Brazilian/West African/Cuban

    12453 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles

    • Discover the beats and rhythms of the Afro-Brazilian, West African, and Cuban cultures
    • Learn how to use the lively percussion instruments of the Afro-Brazilian tradition
    • Practice both traditional and modern beats as you improve your rhythm
    • Engage in a welcoming environment friendly to all levels
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    Samba

    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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    Beginner's Capoeira

    You’ve taken just about every dance class there is, but still have this nagging feeling that you haven’t found what you’re really looking for in your fitness routine. Try this one on for size. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines combat, dance, acrobatics, and music. It’s not only an amazing workout, but a lesson in culture. First developed by slaves to disguise their fighting lessons as an acrobatic dance, Capoeira is rooted in strengthening both mind and body. You'll gain flexibility, coordination, strength, and awareness along with a deeper understanding of how rhythm fuels movement. This introductory class is perfect for beginners ready to take on a new challenge.
    Beginner's Capoeira

    12453 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles

    • Learn the basics of Capoeira through a combination of acrobatics, dance, and martial arts
    • Gain coordination and flexibility as you use rhythm and timing to develop your movements
    • Experience fitness in a new, holistic light through passionate and explosive movements
    • Engage in an active environment friendly to all levels
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    Kickboxing

    Get your blood pumping and heart racing as you kick and punch your way into a higher level of fitness. In this class, you’ll learn what kickboxing is all about as you build coordination and strength in your movements with the help of a trained instructor. You’ll also develop skills in self defense, helping you achieve the upper hand (or upper cut) when you need it. Brasil Brasil Cultural Center is focused on building community through its programs, so you're sure to find a supportive and creative environment ready to welcome you. No experience? No problem. This class is perfect for all levels.
    Kickboxing

    12453 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles

    • Develop your kickboxing basics in a supportive and energetic environment
    • Improve your hand-eye coordination through kicks, punches, and footwork with the help of a professional instructor
    • Tone your body as you gain a stronger mind-body connection
    • Engage in an active environment friendly to all levels
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    Capoeira Music

    Gain cultural understanding and open your ears to a new style of music as you discover the sounds that fuel the art of Capoeira. A combination of dance, acrobatics music, and martial arts, Capoeira was developed by slaves looking to hide their fight training behind the veil of performance. In this class, discover instruments such as berimbaus, pandeiros, and atabaques and learn how they’re used to create unique rhythms. Learn traditional songs and understand how the movements of this art form are guided by each beat. This is the perfect course for anyone looking to build on their knowledge of Capoeira or simply explore a new culture.
    Capoeira Music

    12453 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles

    • Learn all about the music that fuels the passion-filled movements of Capoeira
    • Discover unique new songs, instruments, and rhythms
    • Take part in a rich Afro-Brazilian tradition
    • Engage in a welcoming environment friendly to all ages and levels
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    Afro-Brazilian Dance

    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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    Zumba

    It’s Tuesday, the work week is already burning you out, and you just want the weekend to come so you can let loose and dance. Why wait? Zumba is the perfect way to get your dance party on any night of the week. Follow along as a professional instructor mixes fitness and fierce moves into a choreographed dance routine. Latin rhythms will be your soundtrack as you increase your energy level, tone your body, and free your mind. Brasil Brasil Cultural Center focuses on building community through its programs, so you're sure to find a supportive and creative environment ready to welcome you to the party.
    Zumba

    12453 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles

    • Move to Latin rhythms as you boost your energy level and tone your body
    • Follow along with the upbeat choreography of a professional instructor
    • Build a new community of dance-loving friends
    • Experience an active environment friendly to all levels
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    Capoeira Acrobatics

    Looking to take your physical abilities to new heights? Learn acrobatics from a professional capoeira artist, a form of Brazilian martial arts that combines acrobatics, dance, and music. This form of acrobatics is heavily focused on rhythmic movements and body control, including flips, helicopters, spins, jumps, and handstands. In addition to building motor coordination, this class will help build your strength, stamina, and flexibility. The moves you’ll pick up will also transfer well to other dance forms, particularly modern and contemporary dance, making it ideal for aspiring dancers. But all are welcome to come, and you’ll find a supportive, high-energy environment in which to expand your physical capabilities, get fit, and have fun. You might just like what you see when you flip your life upside down.
    Capoeira Acrobatics

    12453 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles

    • Learn a style of acrobatics inspired by the Brazilian martial arts form of capoeira
    • Push your body to new heights as you master impressive feats of physical coordination
    • Discover a form of acrobatics that is a perfect compliment to dance or self-defence classes
    • Enjoy the thrill of finding yourself capable of doing things you never thought possible
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    Samba De Gafieira

    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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    Funky Brasil: Samba and Maculelê

    Turn exercise into an all-out party! During this class, you’ll be learning some of the basic steps of the most popular Brazilian dances while working out to some serious beats. Brazilian styles have long been regarded as some of the most artistically expressive dances. Among the styles you’ll be training in are traditional forms like samba and maculelê, as well as more contemporary favorites, such as baile funk, and hip-hop. While the instructor is a professional dancer, the environment is low-pressure and exuberant. In addition to learning these popular dances, you’ll be getting a tremendous aerobic exercise, building your flexibility, stamina, and body control. Work and play, together at last!
    Funky Brasil: Samba and Maculelê

    12453 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles

    • Learn the basic steps of several of the most popular Latin dances including Samba and Maculelê
    • Discover a new way to express yourself in an engaging, supportive environment
    • Receive guidance and advice from a professional dancer
    • Expand your horizons as you dance to a variety of latin inspired music
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