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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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Samba no pe


Samba no pé ("samba in the foot") is a solo dance that is one the most traditional Brazilian Popular Dance. It is danced by people of all ages and gender. The basic movement involves the whole body, but the focus of the movement is in the intrinsically footwork. The feet move very slightly - only a few inches at a time. The dance simply follows the beat of the music and can go from average pace to very fast. There are also regional forms of the dance in Brazil where the essential steps are the same, but because of a change in the accent of the music people will dance similar movements to the slightly changed accents.

This is the type of Samba one sees in the Brazilian Carnival parades and in other Samba carnivals over the world.

Samba no pe


Samba no pé ("samba in the foot") is a solo dance that is one the most traditional Brazilian Popular Dance. It is danced by people of all ages and gender. The basic movement involves the whole body, but the focus of the movement is in the intrinsically footwork. The feet move very slightly - only a few inches at a time. The dance simply follows the beat of the music and can go from average pace to very fast. There are also regional forms of the dance in Brazil where the essential steps are the same, but because of a change in the accent of the music people will dance similar movements to the slightly changed accents.

This is the type of Samba one sees in the Brazilian Carnival parades and in other Samba carnivals over the world.

Samba Dance Class


Samba Dance Class


 Samba dance Class

Samba dance class involves the whole body. In 90 minutes 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 Brazilian rhythms. Learn the samba basics (samba no pe) and drill across the floor with really fun combos. Release your stress and have fun while you learn about Brazilian culture & arts.

Danielle Lima Dance Group


Danielle Lima Dance Group


DLDG


We are a group of passionate dancers who share a profound love for Brazilian culture. Our intention is to raise awareness and stir curiosity about Samba as we take our audience on an artistic and cultural journey through each performance. We strive to engage our community, evoke memory, inspire movement, and honor this rich cultural history through storytelling and dance.