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Dreaming about Carnival in Brazil… we’ve got you!

While Brazilian Carnival 2020 is just around the corner (Feb 21 -26) we are half way through our classes for our Winter Samba Course.

Have you always wanted to go to Brazilian Carnival and dive into the atmosphere of Samba parade, live batucada music at every corner, stunning beautiful costumes and dance, dance, dance … Samba everywhere you go?

Have you even thought of going to Brazil to parade in the Carnival?

Vancouver Samba School has a little plan for that for 2021.

But for now, we all need to get better in Samba and make it real hot here in classes in Vancouver so we survive Brazilian heat.

Classes:

Monday | Open Level | 8 pm

Monday | Team Practice | 9 pm

Wednesday | Beginner Samba | 6 pm

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No Stress Samba Team Audition

Always wanted to perform and challenge yourself with learning new choreo, gaining new dance skills and contributing to a dance team dynamics? Always wanted to be part of a dance community?

Here is your chance. Your samba chance.

We are calling all interested to join our No Stress Team Audition for 2020 performance season. Explore Brazilian Samba and become a part of our Vancouver Samba Birds team.

Join our class on Monday, January 6, at 8 pm and stay for the the 1st team practice class at 9 pm. And may be you stay for 3/6/12 months?

BONUS: 20 CAD drop-in for 2 hours on January 6 only.

Note: New students only

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New Schedule 2020

Samba Classes in 2020 !!!
New Schedule and Prices are available here: VancouverSambaSchool.com

January 1 – Early Birds for classes and team participation

Don’t think twice.
✅ Samba can become your new passion
✅ Samba can replace your cardio workout
✅ Samba can increase you confidence, self-esteem and mood
✅ Samba can improve your stamina, cardio-vascular health and motivate you to work out and stay healthy in general
✅ Samba is super fun and high energy dance that won’t leave you  unhappy
✅ Samba provides a lot of opportunities for performance and cultural representation
✅ Samba connects you with new people or makes your friendship even more fun by attending classes together
✅ Samba is an art, dance, culture, history, new language, traditions
and so much more to learn .

🤩🤩🤩 Challenge yourself to improve. 💃💃💃

Connect via email VancouverSambaSchool@gmail.com
Instagram: @vancouversambaschool
Facebook: @VancouverSambaSchool

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2019 Samba encounters

December 2019 – What a perfect time to put some stats together and to acknowledge all the hard work of teaching and dedication of students and participants.

Vancouver Samba School stats:

est. March 2019

☆ Taught 70 classes of 1, 1.5 & 2 hours
☆ 100 hours of Samba taught to beginners
☆ 6 free for public classes on Robson Square, Art Gallery, Baza Dance 
☆ Participated in Canada Day Parade on Granville Island (organized by Latincouver)
☆ 6 Beginner Challenge performances in major Vancouver events 
☆ Brazilian Day 2019 performer & vendor (organized by the General Consulate of Brazil in Vancouver)
International Samba Congress 2019 Participant
International Samba Day 2019 participants
☆ Participant at Samba Malandro workshop with @AninhaMalandro 
☆ Vancouver Samba Birds Team est. Sept 2019
☆ Launched our website VancouverSambaSchool.com

Thank you all!!

Use hashtags to help promoting our work and watch our progress.
#VancouverSambaSchool #VSS #SambaNoPe #SambaInVancouver #SambaDance #VancouverSamba #SambaTeam #SambaSchool #Samba #SambaClasses #SambaPerformance #SambaBirds #VancouverSambaBirds

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Vancouver Showcase 2019 Samba Performance

November for Vancouver Dance community is the time to showcase your hard work and accomplishments during the year with your students, dance/ performance teams. It is the time to debut your new dance routines, perform with a new team or show your perfected old routine, it’s also time to celebrate a productive year of dancing, creating and building a stronger Dance community.

Vancouver Showcase always brings the best local and international teams and teachers together to enjoy the weekend of dancing, taking workshops and performing.

Get to know our new Vancouver Samba Birds Team on Friday, November 8, at the #VancouverShowcase Welcome Party at Duello. We will perform our new cute routine.
Tickets can be purchased here: SalsaStudio.net

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Intro to Samba

Have you always wanted to include a fun and creative cardio work out into your mix?

Let’s make your Fall a little warmer. Now that the summer is gone we are heating up the dance studios with Brazilian vibes and energy and making you sweat while learning a new and unique dance skill.

Samba is for everyone, so dont be shy to join and get motivated by seeing your progress and having fun in class!

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#BrazilianFair2019 on September 2, 2019

Brazilian Fair 2019 is here!

Organized by The General Consulate of Brazil in Vancouver, this amazing event for all Vancouverites, guests and tourists, families and friends will take place right in Downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver Samba School will be present at the Event as a vendor, performer and part of our multicultural Brazilian community. Yes, we are a multicultural team, but we love Brazil and love Samba. So, we bring its colours, energy and beauty live in Vancouver.

Come on down to Roundhouse Community Centre Plaza (shine) or The Centre itself (rain) on Monday, September 2. This is why we have Long Weekends, right? – to fully enjoy them and “dive into another culture” and “to travel abroad” while in Vancouver.

For information about classes, see us at Vancouver Samba School booth.

NOTE FROM THE CONSULATE OF BRAZIL:
Anunciamos oficialmente a BRAZILIAN FAIR 2019 !!!

Esperamos vê-los no Roundhouse Community Centre (Yaletown), no feriado de Labour Day (2 de setembro), entre 2PM e 6PM.

Por favor, compartilhem com seus contatos. Vamos fazer desse evento uma grande celebração da comunidade brasileira em Vancouver!

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Brazilian Samba Intro is back in Fall 2019

We are back with Beginner Samba Course on September 18, 2019 (Wed)

We have received many requests to continue with Beginner samba sessions and we listened. We are back to teach you the basics, and more than that. We are back together with Baza Dance Studios, one of the top rated, most vibrant and friendly dance studios in the city of Vancouver, offering various Latin and Afro classes.

Classes will run every Wednesday from 6 to 7 pm (isn’t it the best time you could’ve dream about?). Price information will soon posted on Baza’s website.

P.S. Our Intermediate classes will resume on Monday’s form 8 to 9.30 pm at The Dance Centre

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New Class: Intermediate Samba

We are happy to advance our lessons as our students advance. After 5 months of beginners classes, we are adding the pilot Intermediate Course of Brazilian Samba to see how we can add on to the basics our students have already learned.

New 11 weeks course will be held at our base location on 677 Davie Street, The Dance Centre, on Mondays, 8 – 9.30 pm.

If you already have Samba dance experience or if you have previously taken the Basics of Samba no Pé, don’t be shy to try out the new series to further advance your skills, get more satisfaction of a high speed and challenge dance class.

Price and Schedule is on the website.

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Free Samba Class On Robson Square is back on July 6

If you missed our May 4, June 1 free classes, here is your time to catch up and learn Samba basics absolutely for free this Sat, July 8.

Vancouver Samba School is hosting a free Samba Class for everyone interested. Just bring your sports shoes, water, smile (or not even. we will make you smile) and goo intention.

The class is aimed to teach you beginner skills, basic footwork and hand positioning, posture and attitude in dance. Let’s have fun. No expectations.

July 8 Workshop

Brazilian Samba Workshop

Opened for ALL Levels, ALL Genders and ALL ages attendees.

After 4 days of intensive dancing, learning, listening, playing music and even Capoeira at the internationalsambacongress.com there is no better way to share the spirit of such events as passing down some knowledge to students.

International Samba Congress organizers managed to gather top 43 Afro-Brazilian Dancers, Choreographers, Musicians, Artists and advocates from all around the world and amazing students and teachers to give that feeling of full immersion into Brazilian Culture and SAMBA.

Yulia is attempting to bring a piece of that spirit back to Vancouver, to share knowledge, tricks and again to focus on Samba basics and footwork.

Event registration is already opened, see the Eventbrite link above.

Please sign up, message or text Vancouver Samba School to reserve the spot as location space is limited.

Price- CAD 25 (cash at the door or e-transfer)

Date: July 8, 2019
Time: 7.30- 9.00 pm

Location: The Dance Centre, 4 floor
Address: 677 Davie Street

Eventbrite registration

Facebook event link.

The Dance Centre Workshops

Email, Message, Call, pay to register!

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Samba Summer Special | Free Class | Robson Square | June 1

Free Samba Lesson is offered for public.
Location: Robson Square Ice Rink
Time: 11.30 am – 1 pm
Beginner friendly | LGBTQ Friendly | Every age friendly

Vancouver Samba School is back to Robson Square Ice Rink for Summer Samba Special class FREE for public.

Anyone who is interested to learn a few basics Samba steps, footwork and a fun choreo -> come join us!

We will start slow and easy and progress within 1,5 hours of class.

We will also try to record a small video of a choreo we’ve learned at the end to put the June 1 samba jam in memory.

Questions?
E-mail: vancouversambaschool@gmail.com
PM: https://www.facebook.com/VancouverSambaSchool/

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Vancouver Samba Birds | Performance Challenge Team

Our First Performance Team is set to practice really hard for 2 months.

Samba Performance Challenge is ON and we are getting ready to perform in several confirmed locations this Summer 2019.

Stay tuned for new announcements, posters and dates. 

We have 8 classes of crazy challenge to learn 3+ min choreography taking into account that all of the students are Beginners with 2 weeks – 3 months samba experience. This is truly inspiring to see when the ladies dare.

Samba Vibe in Vancouver!

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Free Samba Classes on Robson Square Ice Rink

Every first Saturday of summer months we will be holding a FREE Samba class for anyone interested to learn Brazilian Samba Dance.

The monthly event will take place on Robson Square Skating Rink at 11.30 am and run for 1 hour or 1,5 hours (aim to finish at 1 pm) depends on the situation.

We will always go over basics of samba no pe, do a lot of footwork and learn some nice and flow-y choreo. The Sun is out, so as Samba shall be.

Come join the team, invite your friends, relatives and visitors to the city.

P.S. We always hope that the Ice Rink will be free and available for free dance lessons offered specially for our