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Roda de Samba Workshops and Timetables
- Do I need to pre-select my workshops?
- How many workshops can I do?
- Workshop Timetable
- What level workshop suits me?
Do I need to pre-select my workshops?
When you purchase your congress pass, you are not required to pre-select your workshop program. To ensure the workshops are run to our standards, a host will facilitate each room on the following basis.
- Workshops will start and finish as close to the scheduled time as possible.
- In the event that a workshop room is full, the host will advise which alternative workshop room has capacity to accept more participants.
- If you have any concerns during the workshop, you can alert the host so that the issue can be addressed immediately.
How many workshops can I do?
You have a choice of 16 workshops!
This year the Roda de Samba will be held in the Old Museum, the same venue as the Zouk Lambada Congress. The first day of the Roda de Samba is Thursday 3rd October, with 10 workshops on offer. The event continues on Friday, in parrallel with the Zouk Lambada Congress, with a choice of 6 more samba workshops in the morning.
The Warm-Up Party for the Zouk Lambada Congress is on Thursday 3rd of October at the Old Museum, and there will be samba performances and international DJs.
NEW Workshop timetable available June 2013!
Learn the different styles of samba, show moves, fitness techniques, how to understand percussion - and best of all we finish with a "roda de samba" with live percussion! When sambistas join together in a "roda" or circle, they get to share their skills and feel the united energy of all the sambistas.... we can't wait!
Click the link below to download a draft timetable for all samba workshops at Roda de Samba 2012
- Roda de Samba 2012 Workshops Timetable
[ 122KB PDF Document ]
What level workshop suits me?
A congress is a workshop intensive and as such we expect that participants will have at least done a foundation level course with a specialist Brazilian dance academy if they want to do any of our level 1 workshops. However, those with ballroom experience or other partner dance experience may be able to convert and comfortably do a level 1 workshop. For more information see our descriptions below. If you are still unsure if your experience is suitable, please contact us.
Level One – you're on your way
A minimum requirement for these workshops is knowledge of the basic step & movement. These workshops are not designed for the absolute beginner.
Level two: you know the ropes
For dancers with a solid grasp of basic moves, the ability to incorporate breaks and poses.
Level three: guaranteed to challenge!
Dancers should be proficient in connecting complex movements, musicality, endurance and combinations.
Open: Everyone welcome!
Open workshops are for everyone, and a basic dance background is recommended. Open level workshops are in dance styles that are new and will be at a level everyone is able to try.