join melissa corpus for samba no pe workshops at uma!
June 26, 2021, 5pm-6pm
Beginner Samba no pe Workshop:
Get ready to shake your hips! This class will give students a solid foundation in the fundamentals of samba while exploring its many expressions: folkloric samba de Roda, glittery, elegant Rio-style “passista” samba, playful, jazzy “malandro” samba, pop-style “pagode,” samba from Bahia, African “samba afro,” and more. This type of samba should not be confused with “ballroom samba,” so no partner is necessary.
June 26, 2021, 6:15pm-7:45pm
All-Levels Samba no pe workshop:
Whether you are a seasoned Sambista or new to Samba, there is something for everyone in this class! We are going to focus on Rio Style Samba no pe and bringing the performance element to life! You can expect Samba drills, progressions, sequences with playful footwork, and lots and lots of Samba! This type of samba should not be confused with “ballroom samba,” so no partner is necessary.
Join Acarajè, Philadelphia’s Afro-Brazilian Bloco for a summer Samba no pé Workshop taught by Mestranda Melissa Corpus.
Melissa is a Professional Dancer, Teacher, and Choreographer in Austin, Texas. Since 2010, she has been teaching Samba No Pé focusing on footwork, technique, and the joy of the Brazilian spirit.
She has traveled to Brazil and throughout the United States to study and train with mestres such as Patrick Carvalho and Rosangela Silvestre. She has paraded in Rio de Janeiro with the legendary Escola de Samba, Mangueira.
Melissa has worked with Austin Samba, the largest samba school in the United States, as a choreographer, director, and principal dancer.
In 2016, she founded MeliSamba,
a group of professional Samba dancers in Austin, Texas. http://www.melisamba.com/
Join us Saturday, June 26th at Urban Movement Arts to expand your movement practice with an incredible instructor!
All levels of movers are welcome!