Dance Classes

In person classes at The Beat – Berkeley Performing Arts will resume Wednesday, February 2, 7:30-8:45.  Pre-registration for classes is strongly recommended to ensure we monitor class capacity and COVID-safe spacing.

Please click The Beat – Berkeley Performing Arts  link to register.

2560 9th Street, Suite #119

Berkeley, CA 94710   

510-843-2328

More times coming SOON!

Nives, aka Profesora Sambambaia, will instruct you in the technique and art of Afro Brazilian samba no pé, samba de roda, samba reggae, afoxé, axé, puxada de rede.  She will also delve into particular music and dance forms  of the US, Cuba and Colombia.  Nives emphasizes the importance of body alignment, core strength, balance, theatricality and musicality to the execution and enjoyment of learning dance. Combinations of Dunham technique, Capoeira conditioning, core conditioning and stretching are  components of every class.

Nives’s Dança Afro+Dance classes are multi-level so all are welcomed regardless of whether or not you have studied dance before. You will simultaneously increase your cardiorespiratory endurance, build lean muscle, and learn diasporic  dance aesthetics, techniques and choreographies. You will become stronger, develop skill with basic footwork and familiarity with the music.

Over time you will notice increased fluidity in your movements. As dance combinations gradually increase in complexity and duration you will experience the power and pleasure of moving rhythmically and purposefully through space. Dança Afro+Samba is challenging and rewarding. Wear comfortable clothes and flexible-soled or no shoes.

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