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Dive into the vibrant world of Brazilian dance with Quenia Ribeiro!

Classes are scheduled as follows:

  • Tues  7:30 to 9:00 PM with Live Drums @Alvin Ailey Extension (Hybrid – also available online); Manhattan, NYC.
  • Sat 12:15 to 1:45pm with live drums @Mark Morris (On site only); Downtown Brooklyn, NYC.

Offering 3 electrifying classes each week, Quenia’s sessions are a dynamic fusion of fitness and cultural immersion. Explore a rich array of Brazilian dances, from the spirited Samba of Rio and Bahia to the enchanting rhythms of Afoxe, Xaxado, Maculele, and Orixa Dance. These classes are designed for everyone, welcoming all skill levels from beginners to advanced dancers, and inviting participants of all ages to join in the exhilaration.

For those seeking to deepen their practice, our intermediate to advanced classes are perfect. Here, beginners are also encouraged to participate, as Quenia skillfully balances teaching basic steps with introducing more intricate choreography and routines.

Beginners, fear not! Our dedicated beginner class emphasizes the fundamentals of Samba and Afro Brazilian Dance, offering a gentler pace ideal for those just starting their dance journey.

Quenia extends her expertise beyond group classes, offering workshops and private lessons for those looking to personalize their learning experience. All classes are brought to life with the vibrant beats of live drumming, providing an authentic backdrop to your dance exploration.

For more details or any inquiries, please feel free to reach out to us. Embrace the rhythm, join Quenia Ribeiro’s classes, and let the magic of Brazilian dance move you!

Keep an eye out for exciting updates! We’re gearing up to relaunch our iDanceSamba app along with an online samba classes subscription service. This is the perfect opportunity for students eager to continue refining the dance skills they’ve developed in our in-person classes or have a good dance workout on the go! Stay connected and take your dancing to the next level with us!

A: Quenia Ribeiro has been a prominent figure in New York’s dance community for the past twenty years.

She leads regular adult dance classes at renowned New York institutions, including Jose Limon Studios, Djoniba Dance and Drum Center, Alvin Ailey, Mark Morris, and Cumbe.

Specializing in samba and Afro-Brazilian dance, her weekly classes at Alvin Ailey, Mark Morris, and Cumbe attract a diverse group of participants. In addition to her work in dance studios, Quenia also plays a crucial role in Grupo Ribeiro’s educational programs, overseeing their implementation in various public and private schools across New York City.

Her efforts have significantly contributed to spreading the joy and knowledge of dance among students of all ages.

Grupo Ribeiro: A Symphony of Brazilian Folklore through Dance

Immerse yourself in the vibrant heart of Brazil with Grupo Ribeiro, a distinguished performing arts ensemble that showcases the rich tapestry of Brazilian music and dance. Our offerings include an array of workshops, residencies, and performances, each designed to bring the pulsating rhythms and spirited movements of Brazil to life.

At Grupo Ribeiro, our team of professional artists and educators is committed to not only entertain but to enlighten, engaging audiences in highly interactive experiences that span the spectrum of Brazilian dance forms. From the electrifying beats of Samba and the mystical swirls of Orixa dance to the dynamic strikes of Maculele and the agile moves of Capoeira, we offer bespoke programs tailored to elevate your event, organization, or educational setting.

Our ethos is rooted in sparking a deep-seated appreciation for music and dance, fostering a profound respect for the cultural heritage of Brazil. Dive into our world through a snippet of our mesmerizing performances and discover the essence of Brazilian joy and tradition.

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NYC Samba Classes

Sign up for Quenia's Samba and Afro-Brazilian dance classes. ALL levels are welcome!

Offering 3 electrifying classes each week, Quenia's sessions are a dynamic fusion of fitness and cultural immersion, in NYC. Explore a rich array of Brazilian dances, from the spirited Samba of Rio and Bahia to the enchanting rhythms of Afoxe, Xaxado, Maculele, and Orixa Dance. These classes are designed for everyone, welcoming all skill levels from beginners to advanced dancers, and inviting participants of all ages to join in the exhilaration.

TUES

7:30 - 9 PM @Alvin Alley

With Live Drums! Address: 405 W 55th St, The Joan Weill Center for Dance, Manhattan, NY 10019 >>>> BOOK NOW ______________ This is a hybrid class, also available online via a dedicated link. ______________

WED

7:30 - 9 PM @Cumbe

With Live Drums! Address: The Bed Stuy Restoration Plaza | 1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11216 >>>> BOOK NOW ______________ This is a hybrid class, also available online via a dedicated link. ______________

SAT

12:15-1:45 PM @Mark Morris

With Live Drums! Address: 3 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11217 >>>> BOOK NOW ______________ IN-PERSON CLASS ONLY (NOT available online) ______________

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