Brazilian Dance Intensive w/ Marcelo Chocolate @ BrasArte, Berkeley [from 16 September to 15 October]

Brazilian Dance Intensive w/ Marcelo Chocolate

- 15
14:30 - 16:00

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1901 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, California 94702
Samba no Pe & Samba de Gafieira Intensives with one of the biggest stars in the Brazilian dance world!

One month of in depth workshops with focus on intricate footwork, style, and context/history. It is highly reccomended that dancers attend full series, each class will build on the next. Participation includes a possible performance opportunity (more info coming soon). Register online or in person at BrasArte. All levels welcome.

Samba no Pe
Saturdays 2:30-4pm (9/16, 9/23, 9/30, [NO CLASS 10/7] 10/14)

Samba de Gafieira (Partner Samba)
Sundays 2:30-4pm (9/17, 9/24, 10/1, [NO CLASS 10/8] 10/15)

$35 drop in $80 ($20 per class) series

More About Marcelo Chocolate:
Marcelo Chocolate is a household name in Brazil, his joyful and elegant performances have been capturing the hearts of Brazilians for more than 20 years. Especially enamored by his style have been some of Samba’s greatest singers, who’ve invited him to tour and appear in music videos: ALCIONE, MARTINHO DA VILA, ELZA SOARES, JAIR RODRIGUES, as well as ELBA RAMALHO, and ROBERTO CARLOS. He has become by far the most popular partner on Brazil’s “DANCING WITH THE STARS” coaching famous actresses and singers in the complexities of ballroom dance. A real carioca da gema, and dedicated manguerense (choreographer of the top samba school's «Comissao de Frente» in 2002), Chocolate lives and breathes his art-- to know him is to know the real Brasil.

Brasarte is offering an incredibly unique opportunity, unavailable elsewhere, to study with Marcelo Chocolate for a four week Samba intensive. Learn the joyful nuances of Rio Samba no Pe and/or the high energy beauty of Samba de Gafieira (partner samba). Choose to participate in either one or both series for a once in a lifetime experience with a true Master.
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