Celebrate spring by dancing to Brazilian rhythms at the third Annual Brazilian Beat Canada Dance Congress! This festival is the biggest celebration of Brazilian dance in Canada.
The Congress is open to anyone who would like to learn and experience the different styles of Brazilian Dance. With a focus on the Brazilian Social dance styles, there will be seminars and workshops given by world renowned instructors during the day. Over the five days of Brazilian Beat, there will be nightly performances featuring some of the world’s finest exponents of Brazilian dance – dancers and dance companies from both Brazil and Canada.
There will be a dance contest for advanced amateur dancers, a free seminar on preparing for dance performances and, in addition, there will be fourteen hours of instruction at dance workshops led by trained dance professionals over the course of the event. Every evening will finish with a dance party, a chance to practice new skills and to socialize with others in the Brazilian dance community.
Again this year, Brazilian Beat will feature an outstanding lineup of performers and dance instructors. Among these will be Renata Pecanha, “The Queen of Zouk”, from Rio de Janeiro, and Thiciane Fortes, also from Brazil. Other inspirational dance professionals will be coming to Toronto from the United States, from Montreal, and from Quebec City to make this year’s celebration bigger and better than ever before.
Brazilian Beat 2013 Highlights:
- Largest celebration of Brazilian dance held in Canada
- Five nightly parties
- Electrifying performances by some of the world’s best Brazilian dancers
- Opening Night Party Cancer Fundraiser
- 14 hours of workshops in a wide variety Brazilian dance styles
- One free seminar
- Four days of intensive workshops with the Queen of Zouk and the world’s top instructors from Brazil and North America.
Brazilian Beat is organized to promote the dance training and experience of instructors, students, performers, and dance aficionados. It is dedicated to the advancement of the appreciation of Brazilian culture in Canada. The event is organized by Brazil Dance World, a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by the dance professional and event organizer, Goreti Cardoso.
Brazilian Beat 2013 Location
The main venue for Brazilian Beat will be the Casa do Alentejo Community Centre, 1130 Dupont Street, Toronto (near Dufferin Street).
Opening night will take place on April 17th at the Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West (near Dufferin Street). This night of samba performances, instruction, and social dancing will be devoted to raising funds for NACCI (an organization in Salvador, Brazil devoted to the care of children with cancer).
Brazilian Beat Tickets
Prices range from $20 for an evening to $225 for all workshops and events. Don’t miss the earlybird pricing before March 31, 2013!