Forró is a cheerful dance from Bahia, a province in the North East of Brazil. The name comes from the word forrobodó, which means "commotion" or "great party".
Forró is a popular dance in Brazil: basically every Brazilian knows the basic steps. The dance plays a big part during the annual Festa Junina (June Fest), a traditional party in honour of a number of saints. Instruments that are originally used in the forró music are accordion, triangle and zabumba, a big drum.
The couple often dances close together in forró. The dance also involves a lot of improvisation. There are several rhythms, like the slow xote, baião and the fast arrasta-pé. Forró has a large variation of steps, that are different in every part of the country.
Impression of one of the Domingos Cultural with Forro and Samba de Gafieira at the danceschool of Juliana Braga, Espaço Cultural
Mondays19.30 - 20.30 beg/intermediate
20.30 - 21.30 semi-advanced
21.30 - 22.30 advanced
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Juliana organizes Domingo Cultural with live music and forro. It·s a great way to practice the steps you´ve learned and enjoy a nice afternoon! Check the party agenda for the next edition or become our friend on facebook and receive information about all the parties.