Welcome to the course that will bring the flavor and the challenge of other amazing Brazilian Partner dances!
In this course, we are going to experience some footwork sequences and principles inspired by Samba de Gafieira and Brazilian Bolero. These Brazilian partner dances offer a wide variety of footwork options and possibilities that can increase your agility and, most importantly, your awareness of weight transfers.
Many of the Brazilian Zouk pros had training in all or some of these dances before or as they were learning Brazilian Zouk. It is time for you to also have access to this kind of training and enjoy the wonders of these dances.
These classes were recorded during 4 weeks between September 21st and October 12th.
You will have four 1 hour long classes with Gui to learn and dance footwork from Bolero and mostly Samba de Gafieira. That includes basics and some more challenging variations. We will spend part of the class following along to non-stop dancing, combining the styles and the music. Be prepared to fry your brain a little and work your feet and your body. By the last song, we will hopefully be tired, sweaty, and really happy.
This is strictly a solo class for both leaders and followers.
First because this class is awesome! Second, because almost all Brazilian partner dances come from the same source, following a similar set of principles, having the same goal in mind: your feet go crazy and do all sorts of things, but your upper body and your partner feel only smoothness. Like we said earlier, most of the professional Brazilian Zouk instructors know at least one other Brazilian Partner dance really well, and there is no doubt that this knowledge will help your development.
This course will provide the challenge of learning a little bit of several dances in a short period of time, which we hope will be exciting and new for you!
Also, this learning group will provide you with regular times to dance and have fun with our instructor, additional opportunities to practice, and a community to share virtual sweat and tears of joy.
This course was designed to challenge the students with more intricate footwork to develop their weight transfers and overall dexterity. Therefore, although there are no prerequisites, having some movement background will certainly be helpful.
Fluidity in Body Movements