Alvaro Reys Samba Workshop in Santa Cruz

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to dance with one of Rio’s finest, Alvaro Reys! Dance of Brazil is excited to bring to you a six week workshop series, studying under the direction of one of the premier dance instructors and performers in Rio de Janeiro. There will be an optional performance at the end of the series, however all classes are available as drop-in, as well.* All levels welcome! Join The Facebook Event Now!

Workshops may be taken individually with full impact, as we will detail Samba steps, with emphasis on rhythmic understanding and discipline of style each time. Alvaro will work with us to build a choreography and will take it from the top each workshop. The culmination of choreography built throughout the series will be presented as a group, at a dance event on Sunday, November 12, at Raízes do Brasil Capoeira – Dance Studio in Santa Cruz. (more about the event to come).

You do not have to be in the performance to take these workshops! The event on Nov. 12th will also feature performances by Alvaro Reys, Marcelo Chocolate and Wesley Guaimares, as well as cast members of their upcoming bay area dance production, “SamBrasil”, which they have traveled from Brazil here to direct, choreograph and perform. There will be an option to go as a group to see their Bay Area performance the weekend of Nov. 4-6. (TBA)

About Alvaro

Dancer, director, choreographer and instructor with over 30 years experience in Brazilian and Ballroom dances. Owner and director of the prestigious “Alvaro’s Dance Academia” (founded 2005) in Rio De Janeiro. Co-founder of the social dance project for underserved children & teens “Alvinho’s Dance”. Winning coach of season 5 of Brazil’s “Dança dos Famosos” (Dancing with the Stars). Inumerous performances, choreographies, workshops and artists trained throughout Brazil and internationally. One of the most beloved teachers in all of Rio!

Workshop Info

Thursdays, October 5 – November 9
6 – 7:25 pm at The 418 Project

418 Front Street, Santa Cruz
$100 For the Series (6 Workshops @ $16/class)
$18 Drop-In


Optional Performance

Sunday, November 12
Raizes do Brazil, Santa Cruz
Further Information TBA

*We will keep the costuming for our group performance on the simple side. Alvaro will let us know more on October 5.