ABOUT VANCOUVER SAMBA SCHOOL

Vancouver Samba School (VSS) is started by Yulia Terekh, a true passionate dancer and performer of Latin and Afro-Brazilian cultural dances, and a dedicated Capoeira martial artist. It’s through Capoeira she fell in love with Brazilian Samba in 2011. Since then, Yulia has performed various Latin and Afro-Brazilian dances internationally. VSS is founded to further promote Brazilian Culture and the beauty of Brazilian Samba dance in Vancouver by offering beginner Samba classes for public.

MY GOAL

Is to create a community of Samba dancers in Vancouver and BC, to support all interested in learning about Samba, Afro-Brazilian dances and Brazilian Culture in general. I aim to learn more as a student, so I can pass down more as a teacher. Dance classes are offered to share the beauty of Samba as a dance and a performing art with the world.

MY MESSAGE TO YOU

You know that you are beautiful, smart, very attractive, and gorgeous. It is time to truly feel it! Explore what you can or could not do just yet, impress yourself, empower others!! Learn what you can’t, improve and develop new skills! Never give up! Samba!

ABOUT ME & DANCE

Grew up being a gymnast back in USSR. Found my passion in Capoeira (Brazilian Martial Art) and Afro-Brazilian Dance back in 2011 when in Canada.

2006 – 2009 Learned and performed all styles of dances, incl. Sexy stilettos, Hip-Hop, Belly Dancing, Port De Bras, Modern.

2009 – 2013 Taught Burlesque style classes in Russia and Canada (Sexy stilettos). The class can be described as a delicate combination of fitness, beauty and choreography.

2013 – 2015 Performed Afro-Brazilian dances all around the world (Samba no Pe, Maracatu, Coco de Roda, Afro, Maculele, Colheita, other)

2015 – 2019 Performing Latin dances internationally (Salsa, Bachata, Latin fusion)

I find myself in the right place when teaching people, looks like people find their new selves as well when I teach them ;)) I get inspired by seeing people’s progress and smiles on their faces.