Wednesday, May 17 6:30–7:30PM
Wednesday, May 24 6:30–7:30PM
Wednesday, May 31 6:30-7:30PM
Where: Painted Bride (5212 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19139)
In this class, we’ll explore and learn the fundamentals of various forms of samba from Bahia and Rio De Janeiro. Class is open to all levels, including absolute beginners!
What is samba?
Samba is a fast-paced and lively dance style. Classes will involve dynamic movements that range from stepping and tilting to rocking body movements. Samba also has many different variations! We’ll delve into samba’s roots, rhythm, and cultural essence while exploring self-expression and performance.
Elaine Smith Holton is a movement and music Teaching Artist in Philadelphia through her creative arts organization PHonk!Philly. Since 2008, Elaine has been practicing community-based dance and drumming when she served as a Passista and Dance Director of Austin Samba, a Brazilian Rio style, community education and performance bateria out of Austin, TX. During her time as Dance Director she’d go on to choreograph and produce four Carnaval Brasileiro shows as part of the largest indoor Brazilian Carnaval show in the US. She has studied under Samba masters, Rosangela Silvestre, Ana Carla Laidley, and Melissa Corpus.
This event is part of Painted Bride’s “Open Market” series. Our “Open Market” event series, running now through summer, welcomes you to our new hub space on Market Street. We’ve co-created exciting programs with multiple local artists for Bride friends, old and new.