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Samba Class

Thursdays - Beginners 6:00 pm
Saturday - Advancer From 1:00 pm

Individual drop-in class: $15

4-class pack: Subscription - $50

Enrolling in Brazilian Samba Classes at the Brazilian Center Sacramento Org. is a great way to learn the unique dance style of Brazil while also getting a fun and energetic workout. The classes are taught by experienced instructors who deeply understand Brazil’s culture and music. Whether you are a beginner or an advancer dancer, you can find a style that suits your skill and interest level. Classes are held regularly at the Brazilian Center Sacramento Org, and you can enroll online or in person. Joining a Samba class is a great way to connect with the Brazilian community in Sacramento and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Brazil.

Lean Portugueses!

"Bilingual fun - Portuguese class meets happy hour!"

Frindays at 6-7 pm – 10 classes for $200

Drumming Class

Drumming Class
Sunday From 11-12:30 pm

MOVIN RHYTHMS West African Drumming Class w/ Max Drumming, dance and song from Ghana!

“This is a group class dedicated to teaching and learning traditional African rhythms. More specifically, to learn the rhythms (and some song) of the Anlo-Ewe people of Southeastern Ghana. The Anlo-Ewe are part of a larger Gbe speaking ethnic group that migrated from western Nigeria into Benin, Togo, and Ghana. 

This group is for:
Anyone interested in stick drumming, learning and playing African rhythms in a group setting. Anyone interested in learning fun dance oriented music. First and foremost, this is a performance group. Using a core Anlo-Ewe set-3 piece drum set with bell and rattle, we will learn different dance related rhythms, as there are distinct dance pieces with specific series of rhythms and choreography, along the way diving into: Core Anlo-Ewe rhythms that permeate different musical contexts, both formal and improvisational
The ins and outs of Anlo-Ewe drumming culture, in the process gaining a deeper grasp on fundamental rhythms that pervade the Afro-Diaspora and beyond! In addition, we will share plenty of music, both audio and video taken from my multiple trips to Ghana over the last 5 years. All skill levels are welcome! ” 

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Learn Capoeira

10:00 am - 11:15 am Kids/Family/Beginners
10:45 am - 12:30 pm Intermediate/ Advanced

Monday's schedule has been updated.
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm - All Levels

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art with elements of dance, music, acrobatics and philosophy. Outlawed over 100 years ago, Capoeira is now practiced worldwide and used as a tool for empowerment and education for all ages. Whether you’re looking for martial arts application, martial technique with little contact, flexibility and strength, physical meditation through music and movement, improved timing, concentration and agility, Capoeira Batuque Sacramento has “Something for everyone!”

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Salsa Classes

Weekly Class Schedule:


Salsa Beginner 7:00-8:00 pm


Salsa Beginner 7:00-8:00 pm –  Salsa Advanced 8:15-9:45 pm

>> Please read the details <<
Salsa Level 1
• Beginner class is for people who have never had any salsa training before
• Package Deal: $50 for four lessons
• The instructor will adjust the level according to the participants
Salsa Level 2
• Intermediate class is for people who had salsa training for a minimum of 3 months
• Package Deal: $50 for four lessons
• The instructor will adjust the level according to the participants
Salsa Performance Group
• You must have a certain salsa background to participate in this class
• The instructor will decide if your level is appropriate
• This class aims to eventually create a team that can perform in festivals or organizations. It’s not a requirement to perform in shows to be in this group as long as you meet the level required.
• Each lesson will be 1.5 hours minimum. Additional classes will be added depending on the group.
》》 All classes will be On2 salsa 《《
**Any on1 dancers who want to start on2 salsa are welcome to join level 1 or level 2.
for more information 352 804 0081

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Drumming Class with Victor

Saturday from 12:30 pm
Learn a variety of techniques from Brazil and Peru.

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art with elements of dance, music, acrobatics and philosophy. Outlawed over 100 years ago, Capoeira is now practiced worldwide and used as a tool for empowerment and education for all ages. Whether you’re looking for martial arts application, martial technique with little contact, flexibility and strength, physical meditation through music and movement, improved timing, concentration and agility, Capoeira Batuque Sacramento has “Something for everyone!”

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Brazilian Cultural Diversity

Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm I 6:30 - 7:30 pm

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Dance with Stella

East African Tradicional
Even Sunday From 3:00 pm

Isukuti dance is a traditional celebratory dance commonly practiced among abantu community in western Kenya …valued by the Idakho and Isukha subgroups of the Luhya community.The dance derives its name from the shanking and drums used in the performance, which is played in sets of three – a big, medium and small drum –

It normally accompanied by horn and assorted metal rattles.
A soloist leads the dance, singing thematic messages in tandem with the rhythm of the drumbeats and the moves of the dancers, arranged in separate rows for men and women dressed in dance costumes…

Its pace is fast with energy and passionate dance accompanied by drumming and singing.

Most sang during most happy occasions in life including childbirths, initiations, weddings, funerals, commemorations, inaugurations, religious festivities, sporting events and other public congregations…
Isukuti It involves both the mother, father and children.
They use Burukenge leather to cover it. It has been played in birthdays, weddings, political events, bullfighting,harvesting among other ceremonies like Shiremba which involves men alone since it has concrete traditions that do not allow women to attend.
Bulls are trained and perceived as heroes. When you play Isukuti the cow follows the rhythm and nods according to it.

This dance was basically created by a community called “Swahili” belonging mainly to the coastal regions of Kenya and Tanzania. Furthermore, these coastal regions at one point in time were filled with Persian and Arab traders, and thus were heavily influenced by their culture. Chakacha is not just a genre of music. It has so much that surrounds it including dance and other social norms. It originated and is most common in coastal East Africa. Culturally, this genre of Swahili music was only performed by women with dancing as the central event.

During the dance, women wear light -almost see-through clothes- and tie a belt around their waist to accentuate their physique and to make a distinction between the upper body and lower body. Sometimes they dance together and others make a circle where one of them takes center stage to showcase her moves as if to compete with the next person. Men were never allowed to dance chakacha because the dance involved seductively shaking the waist. Men who disregarded this unwritten rule were regarded considered to be gay or feminine.

Chakacha is mostly performed live at weddings with a band using coastal percussive instruments such as msondo drums, marimba, and the chapuo.

Song and dance in every community has its own characteristics that make it distinct from the other communities. Kamba songs and dance has been part of oral literature which has been passed from one generation to the other through stories and testimonies. The community history, culture and identity were passed on from one generation to the other through song and dance.To the Kamba the happiness and sorrowfulness of life could be expressed through song and dance which was embraced by all members of the community, from a toddler to the old in the society. For instance, when a new member of the community was born, it was accompanied with song and dance to welcome the new member and also to thank the gods for the safe delivery.A naming ceremony then followed to give the new child a name according to the traditions and as earlier noted that song and dance prevailed life of the community, therefore song and dance was performed to culminate the event. As the child grew, it learnt the traditions, culture and different aspects of the society. This process involved informal administration of knowledge. In most cases to make the teaching and the whole process interesting the elders would throw up a song to draw the attention of the learners and avoid boredom.

The famous jumping dance where the Maasai men jump as high as possible is officially known as the adamu. The men make it look simple but it’s harder than it looks, an outsider giving it a go is sure to cause a few laughs. The adamu is part of the Eunoto ceremony, where boys transition

to men. The jumping also acts as a way for men to attract brides. The higher he jumps, the more of an eligible bachelor he is.
There are no drums, only voices as instruments and rhythm. For the Maasai, important rites of passage in life are marked by ceremonies filled with song and dance.

The young women, dressed in their most elaborate outfits, don’t remain passive in this mating game. They sing and dance as a manner of flirting, to get closer to the young warriors. In another sort of dating ritual, the young men will form a line, then chant, grunt, and thrust forward with their lower bodies. The young women will stand in front of them, respond with their own chant, and respond and move in kind. They never touch the men, indicating only through movement if they are interested. Other traditional dances celebrate the blessing of cattle, weddings, or lion kills. During these dances, the beads provide additional rhythm and jingling sounds. Women occasionally also wear bells or rattles for added accompaniment.

Ohangla was mainly associated with vigorous gyration of the hips, suggestive dances, obscene lyrics and liberal changaa (illicit brew) drinking among fans and players.Performed mainly during “marriages and funerals” is an Eastern African dance form known as Ohangla. This dance belonging to a community called “Luo” is said to have originated from Kenya. In addition, this dance comprises of music possessing a fast tempo. Furthermore, the music used in this dance is accompanied by a song that possesses vulgar lyrics. This African dance (like several others) involves the use of “pronounced hip movements”.
The musical instruments used to produce music for this dance includes a set of eight drums, a cylindrical shoulder drum, flute, and Nyattiti or kinanda. In addition, the music is accompanied by songs which possess vulgar lyrics.

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The Fundamentals of Singing for LGBTQIA+

WEDNESDAYS, APRIL 5 - MAY 31, 2023 6:30 - 8:30 pm

The Fundamentals of Singing is a community singing class for queer and transgender people and allies with singer-songwriter and teaching artist Eli Conley.

Beginners are very welcome! No musical experience is necessary. Learn to sing using fun games, vocal exercises, group sing-a-longs, and solo songs of your own choosing. You will strengthen your natural voice by learning the fundamentals of vocal technique and developing your chest (low) and head (high) registers. You’ll get personalized coaching, and learn how to listen to yourself and other singers with a more knowledgeable ear. You’ll also get lots of practice and get more comfortable singing in front of others.The class culminates with a recital on the last day. Glitter will be optional but highly encouraged!

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Yoga for Body and Mind

Monday & Wednesday:
7:00 am - 8:00 am

Style: Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, and Modify Yoga For beginners to advance with Kiran Pal

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