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Danielle


Danielle Lima is a Professional Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From early age Danielle discover a passion for samba when she joined the kids wing at Samba School Beija-Flor de Nilopolis where she parade for many years and developed her own samba no pe style inspired by some of the greatest passistas of Beija-flor. Danielle’s dance education also comes from her studies at the Dance Studio Valeria Brito, at Dance Center of Rio where she studies Ballet, Jazz, modern and National Folklore Dances. In 2000, Danielle leaves Brazil to work with Ringling Bros. and Barnun & Bailey as a dancer, where she toured for 3 years. Later in 2005, located in New York City Danielle began teaching Samba in Djoniba Drum & Dance Center one of the most traditional dance school specialized in African and Diaspora Dances. In 10 years living and working in New York Danielle Lima teaches and performs with her students Samba regularly in shows and parades. Danielle’s teaching philosophy explores Samba as more than a rhythm and a dance. Her method presents Samba as a tradition, as Art and Culture that brings people together as a powerful and united community.  

  

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Danielle


Danielle Lima is a Professional Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From early age Danielle discover a passion for samba when she joined the kids wing at Samba School Beija-Flor de Nilopolis where she parade for many years and developed her own samba no pe style inspired by some of the greatest passistas of Beija-flor. Danielle’s dance education also comes from her studies at the Dance Studio Valeria Brito, at Dance Center of Rio where she studies Ballet, Jazz, modern and National Folklore Dances. In 2000, Danielle leaves Brazil to work with Ringling Bros. and Barnun & Bailey as a dancer, where she toured for 3 years. Later in 2005, located in New York City Danielle began teaching Samba in Djoniba Drum & Dance Center one of the most traditional dance school specialized in African and Diaspora Dances. In 10 years living and working in New York Danielle Lima teaches and performs with her students Samba regularly in shows and parades. Danielle’s teaching philosophy explores Samba as more than a rhythm and a dance. Her method presents Samba as a tradition, as Art and Culture that brings people together as a powerful and united community.  

  

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Brazilian Samba


Brazilian Samba
Originated from Brazil, samba dance involves the whole body. Loose the hips and shake your soul with the carnival rhythm. Very upbeat and anyone can do it. 

Come feel the explosion of moves and vibes in a very active and spontaneous class and learn traditional and contemporary Samba styles from Rio de Janeiro and Bahia.

Just the warm-up exercise will bring you joy. 

 

Brazilian Samba


Brazilian Samba
Originated from Brazil, samba dance involves the whole body. Loose the hips and shake your soul with the carnival rhythm. Very upbeat and anyone can do it. 

Come feel the explosion of moves and vibes in a very active and spontaneous class and learn traditional and contemporary Samba styles from Rio de Janeiro and Bahia.

Just the warm-up exercise will bring you joy. 

 

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A Total Workout


A Total Workout


 Samba dance Class

Samba dance class involves the whole body. In 1 1/12 you will work your posture, flexibility + best CARDIO workout  ever, in the sounds of the drums. Loose the hips and shake your soul with the carnival rhythms. Learn the samba basics (samba no pe) and drill across the floor with really fun routines. Release your stress and have fun while you learn about Brazilian culture and art.

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Passion for Samba


Passion for Samba


Samba Freaks

What is a Samba Freak? Here is a full Definition:

 - One that is markedly attractive 

- A person who has an unusual, whimsical attraction to Brazilian Samba.

- This person is NOT able to stand or to seat still at the sound of Brazilian samba, and owns more than a normal amount of clothing with the Brazilian Flag and/or Brazilian colors.

- This person identifies with Brasil and samba,

- This Person has is his/her heart a uncontrollable passion for this mesmerizing rhythm