ANA BRINGS BRAZILIAN SAMBA, ROOTS, CULTURE, MUSIC, PURPOSE, SENSUALITY, ATTITUDE, FUN... 2HS OF INTENSE SAMBA NO PE & SAMBA DE PASSO MARCADO $30 @ the door!! info call 503 756 9196 * LEARN A VARIETY OF SAMBA STEPS FROM BASIC TO ADVANCED SAMBA STEPS/MOVEMENTS AND HOW SAMBA DANCE AND MUSIC WORKS TOGETHER. GREAT TO INCREASE SELF AND SPATIAL AWARENESS AS WELL AS BUILD STAMINA FOR PERFORMING IN PARADES AND ON STAGE. * PASSO MARCADO EXPLORES THE EXTENSIVE VARIETY OF BREAKS, TRANSITIONS, GROOVES, AND “MARKED STEPS.” THIS IS A VERY FUN WAY TO DANCE TOGETHER, IMPROVE TRANSITIONING, AND CREATING OWN STYLES. Ana Carla Laidley is from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. She is samba dancer and master instructor, based in Los Angeles, whose classes integrate traditional and contemporary Samba styles. Ana grew up receiving influences from great masters of Samba, starting at her house, with her parents. Ana’s father is a very talented musician, Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro, and her mother, Ana Gomes, was a professional dancer. Ana has paraded in the Samba Schools in Brasil for over thirty times. Ana paraded for Estacio de Sa, Mangueira, Viradouro, and Uniao da Ilha! Ana carries over twenty years of experience teaching Samba. She is continuously researching and creating projects to better develop a methodology that better “translates” her knowledge about and passion to her Native Culture. She has taught in Australia, Japan, Hawaii, and other USA States.