Samba 2019

January and March, “Pre-Parade” Season

In-Studio Samba Dance Academy

Let’s Samba! Make sure you choose your level accordingly and read the description BEFORE signing up. Please also see about our fabulous and very recommended Technique Samba Class (end of the page). Parade is around the corner (for those like to perform) so don’t wait the last minute to train. Practice now so your skills will be sharp when needed.

Samba is Joyful, Sensual and so much Fun! In 2019 Dance your way into the best shape of your life!

Note: Classes also open for those who don’t want'/can’t do the parade.

Most dancers take Level 1 or Level 2 Samba in combination with the Technique class. It’s time to sparkle.

Below are the in-studio workshops info. For online classes please click here


Samba, Level 1 Information: 

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Samba, Level 1

Samba Workshop (Level 1). Learn Samba and beautiful choreography!

Focus: Introduction, foundation for the basic moves, slow to medium (sometimes fast) Samba tempo, basic and connecting moves, flow and FUN. Come and dance with us!

Level: Very Beginners to Low Intermediate Samba Dancers.

Most dancers fit this level. Level 2 is by invitation only. It takes years and total dedication (no missing classes or seasons for Level 2). Also, at least 80 - 90% of the dancers who did the Parade in 2018 fit here and all dancers starting taking classes with me please sign up for this one too.

Reminder: You will only advance if you don’t miss classes :)

Class Style: Samba patters, choreography and improvisation.

Where: BRASIL ARTS CAFE (Studio is in the back of Restaurant), 1230 State Street 

When: TUESDAYS, January 8 to February 26 (8 weeks) from 6 to 7:15pm.

Cost:  $210 whole the season for the early bird registration only or  $225 on or after January 4th (if any space left). NO drop in for this workshop

I can’t wait to SAMBA with YOU!

Dancers in these level are advised and encouraged to do technique class too. Technique class will help you learn the correct technique, styling and advance faster as a dancer.

*IMPORTANT: No refunds (or credit) for workshops for ANY reason. Thank you for your understanding!


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Samba, Level 2

Samba, Level 2 Information:

By invitation only. Level: Intermediate dancers (Low to middle). Plus dancers who haven’t missed classes for at least 8 months to a year (done every season) and showing total dedication to the art form.

Learn more advanced choreography and patters plus work your technique and styling.

A class designed for more advanced students who are ready to go to the next level. On Level 2, the class pace is more intense, and we expect you to already know how to perform the Samba-no-pé slow and "REALLY' fast plus get choreography at a good/faster pace.

Please note: We will not go back teaching the basic samba step at this level. This class is for those ready to advance and do samba in slow and (really) fast speed.

Class Style: We’ll work more complex choreography at slow and fast tempo, agility, performance, improvisation skills.

Class focus: My focus will NOT be in giving you a "good workout" (although Samba is always a great workout), this is a DANCE class that require TOTAL FOCUS from you. 

Where:  MONTECITO SCHOOL OF BALLET, 529 E. Gutierrez St., 7 to 8:15pm (No high heels shoes allowed)

When: MONDAYS, January 7 to February 25 (8 weeks) from 7:00 to 8:15 pm

Cost: $210 for the season early bird registration if paid by January 5th. On or of after January 5 is $225 (if any space left). NO drop in for this workshop

Veteran are advised and encouraged to do technique class. Technique will help you earn the correct technique, styling and advance faster as a dancer.

Note: Vanessa reserves the right to invite any dancer she feels that is ready to this level to join at her discretion.

I can’t wait to SAMBA with YOU! Register below!

IMPORTANT: No refunds (or credit) for workshops for ANY reason. Thank you for your understanding!

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Samba Technique Workshop

Improve the Quality of your Samba and the Beauty of your Style

Dancers have been raving about this class!

Register Today!

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Samba Technique

Starts January 9

A very popular class, this workshop is open to all levels and it's designed to assist you in developing style & clean technique. Here we will work on one move at a time or small patterns, correct posture, hip movement, arm and shoulder styling, samba walks, agility and movement in isolation that will help you become a beautiful Samba Dancer. Make sure to reserve soon and save!

This is a perfect class to be taken in conjunction or Samba Level 1 or Samba Level 2.

Where: BRASIL ARTS CAFE (Studio is in the back of Restaurant), 1230 State Street

When: January 9 to February 27, 8 weeks on Wednesdays at 7:30 to 8:30pm. NO drop-in for this Workshop

Samba Heels Recommended and Welcomed

Cost:

Early Bird Exclusive: Only $190 if paid by December 24,

On time Bird $210 on or after December 25,

Late Bird Registration: $225 on or after January 1 (if any space left).

IMPORTANT: No refunds (or credit) for workshops for ANY reason. Thank you for your understanding!

 

Samba is for you if you: 

Love to dance, or you want to learn how to dance, or are already a dancer
• Love joyful rhythms and music and would love to learn and practice the beautiful and sensual SAMBA, Rio de Janeiro Style.
• Love to feel expressive and want to feel the power and sensuality of your own body.
Want to have fun!

* For more information on Vanessa Isaac's work and bio go here