Are you ready to level up your Zouk?? Join us on Wednesdays for this 4-week Intermediate Level Brazilian Zouk progressive series in Minneapolis with visiting world-renowned instructor Gabriel de Carvalho! We are SO lucky to have him back!
Wednesdays from 8:15-9:45pm
3 May 2023
17 May 2023
24 May 2023
Brazilian Zouk (or Zouk Brasileiro)
Focus on lead/follow technique
Dive into more complex movements based on the foundations you learned in previous series
Designed for intermediate dancers - if you are unsure of your level, contact Gabriel directly to submit a video and receive approval
Straightline Dance Fitness
34 13th Avenue Northeast, 104C
Minneapolis, MN 55413
$130.00 with socials ($15 savings)
* This is a progressive series, classes will build upon each other. Classes not sold separately.
Stick around after class for a social from 9:45pm -12am (pay in advance to save or pay $8 drop in - cash or Venmo to ErikaCianciaruso)
SPECIAL OFFER: Class attendees can receive 50% their first private lesson with Gabriel (reg. $120)
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Gabriel is a highly skilled and experienced dancer with a diverse background in various movement styles. He began his journey 15 years ago with Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and quickly fell in love with tango, studying at one of the best schools in Rio de Janeiro. However, it was Brazilian Zouk that truly captured Gabriel's heart, and he had the opportunity to learn from Renata Pecanha, one of the founders of this beautiful art form, at her school in Rio.
For the past 5 years, Gabriel has been professionally teaching and sharing his love of dance with others. He currently resides and teaches in Iowa City, but travels throughout the Midwest to teach weekly classes in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and Des Moines. In addition to teaching in these areas, Gabriel has also started teaching nationally, sharing his passion and knowledge of Brazilian Zouk from DC to Chicago to San Francisco, and everywhere in between.
Aside from his love of dance, Gabriel is deeply committed to sharing his culture and heritage with his students. He is passionate about sharing the beauty and depth of Brazilian Zouk with others, and loves being able to bring a piece of his culture to his classes. Whether you are a seasoned dancer or just starting out, Gabriel's enthusiasm and expertise make him a wonderful teacher and mentor.
WHAT IS ZOUK
Brazilian Zouk is a Latin dance which began in Brazil during the early 1990s. It originated from a Brazilian dance called Lambada with influences from other Brazilian dances like samba de gaffieira, bolero, capoeira, forro and more!