Accompanied by live drumming, we will learn dances originating in Africa
and migrating to Brazil during slavery. We will dance to the driving,
rapturous beat from Brazil known as samba. For the people of the
villages surrounding Rio de Janeiro, samba is considered their most
intense, unambivalent joy. In addition, we will dance and sing to
contemporary cross-cultural beat from Bahia: Samba-Reggae and the
Candomble religious dances of the Orixas. We will also learn dances from
other regions of Brazil, such as Baiao, Frevo and Maracatu.
Credits per quarter
- No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 24
Scheduled for: Weekend