Styles

Zouk Brasileiro – LambaZouk

Ritmo Dende

The most sensual Brazilian partner dance!

Teachers, dancers and DJs from Brazil have adapted Lambada to a whole range of current music and rhythm: Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B and Soul (USA); Zouk, Pop Latino and Reggeton (French West Indies, Puerto Rico); Kizomba, Afro-Zouk, Kompa, Cabo Love and Tarraxa (Angola, Mozambique, Cabo Verde..); Spanish Rumba, Arab music, etc. With these new musical influences the dance has evolved from its origins to include movements from Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, etc, creating the dance known as “Brazilian Zouk”.

The growth of Brazilian Zouk and all its variations around the world is unstoppable. LambaZouk is one of the styles of this dance (the nearest to the original – the Lambada of Porto Seguro), renowned for the energy and elegance with which it captivates audiences.

Samba no pé

Made world-famous by the Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Samba no pé is danced individually, weaving together different speeds and cadences and mixing the rhythms of “Pagode”, “Partido Alto”, “Samba-Canção” and “Samba-Enredo”. It combines different movements with speed, fluidity and elegance.

Axé

Axé is a Yoruba Word meaning ‘positive energy’ or ‘vital force’. It is made up of sensual and amusing combinations based on the lively summer music of the Bahia Carnivals. It’s danced individually and the choreography incorporates aspects of Samba-Reggae, Frevo, Afro, Afoxé, Hip Hop, Contemporary Dance and even Aerobic.

It is ideal for all those who wish to exercise in a creative and fun way while at the same time learning something of Brazilian culture.

Samba Gafieira

Samba Gafieira is a partner dance which at first sight seems a cross between Samba and Tango. But in fact it’s a style of Brazilian ballroom dancing derived from the “Maxixe”, a dance from the beginning of the 20th century. One of the main features of this dance is the particular attitude of the man towards his partner, involving rhythm and elegance but also protection mixed with elements of surprise (the “malandragem”).

Forró

This is the best known and most popular dance in Brazil. It is simple, relaxing and joyful with the couples dancing close together.

Forró brings together a mix of various musical styles including "Baião", "Coco", "Rojão", "Quadrilha", "Xaxado" and "Xote".

Capoeira

Well known for its traditional music and acrobatic movements, Capoeira could be defined as a mixture of dance and combat of Afro-Brazilian origin. Its practice involves a continuing process of self-awareness and equilibrium between the music, the movements of the opponent with whom you are “playing” and your own emotional state.

If you wish more information about the Capoeira classes given by Gabriel, visit the following website: capoeira-barcelona.blogspot.com.