Capoeira, Zumba, BJJ Salsa, Samba, Kids Martial Arts, Dance Studio, Martial Art Studio, Fitness Studio, Takoma Park, MD, 20912

Afro-Brazilian Dance

Sat 9:30-10:30am & 10:30-11:30am

IMG-20180822-WA0011Afro- Brazilian Dance with Flavia Nascimento (Kids & Adult)

The ever-talented Flavia Nascimento has returned from the summer to offer TWO Afro-Brazilian Classes: Her original class for adults and a family class for parents with their children (ages 5 and up). BOTH classes will be held Saturdays; the family class will be from 9:30am to 10:30am, and the adult class will be from 10:30am to 11:30am.

Adult class 6 Consecutive classes  for $98

Starts Jan 5-Feb 9th – 10:30-11:30am 

Kids Class with mami – 6 Consecutive classes  for $102 (mami and you)

Starts Jan 5-Feb 9th – 9:30-10:30am

Roda Class Card (AfroBrazilian,Cardio KickBoxing,Strong by Zumba & Zumba)

Afro-Brazilian dance is the rhythmic embodiment of African oral traditions. In its performance of African oral traditions, the elements of ritual drama, nature, to the leader are preserved. The everyday local dance of a community is mainly represented by movements arising in rituals (not necessarily religious, but cultural), accompanied by strong influence of African rhythms and instruments. Afro-Brazilian dance incorporates orixá movements without the ritual or liturgy of Candomblé, adapted for the stage from Candomblé’s ritual spaces, samba de roda, samba reggae and other rhythms and movements. The dance also highlights the day to day experience African people’s lives, representing moments such as harvesting, cutting cane, preparing flour, and hunting; or rites and traditions such as the arrival of a king, the crowning of a leader, and death. Agility and release of head, shoulders, arms, torso and hips are common points of movements that range in intensity of energy, slowness and sensuality. Knees bent and feet strongly beating time show the connection to the land.

What are the benefits of doing Afro Brazilian Dance?

Differential physical exercise, anti-stress therapy, combats shyness, slimming and accelerates metabolism, helps to combat depression, elevates high esteem, exercises body and mind, improves motor coordination.

In this cultural exercise, you begin to learn Afro dance and its variants, a unique opportunity to accompany the history of Brazilian culture and also to experience joy.

About Flavia  do Nascimento 

Flavia was born in Belo Horizonte, in Minas Gerais, Flavia has 15 years of dance experience and participates in dance workshops offered in events such as FIT: Festivas de Arte Negra (Black Arts Festival) as well as in the Cultural Centers where she lives. In these workshops, Flavia has taken instruction from well-known dance instructors such as Marlene Silva, Evandro Passos and a very important African dancer, Germanie Acrogry. Nascimento was a part of the Cultural Center Tambolelê where she practiced Afro-dance and Samba, with the instructor Jussara Ferreira  five years.