Jotta Junior graduated in Physical Education, and has been dancing since 15 years. During this period he worked as a teacher at renowned dance schools in São Paulo. He was also part of the board of teachers of Cruzeiro Dancing on Board, Baila Costão and the cadre of teachers of the dance of the famous Globo network “Dança dos famosos” with actress Monique Alfradique.
Ingrid van de Riet has been dancing for 5 years and has experience with Classical Ballet. She has been working with Jotta Junior for 1 year. During this time, she taught in several schools, taught at Baila Costão and was part of the teachers’ team in Lisbon 2017.
Our story starts in 2005, Juliane (Juzinha) was almost 9 years old and I (Cesar) was 18 years old. I was already one of the teachers and partner of Pé Descalço and Juliane was a recent student showing an amazing talent on the dance floor.
Today we are coworkers developing a new project in London – UK. She has a wonderful CV, she has taught in many countries such as Germany, Portugal, Italy, France, Russia and Japan. She also has a very popular video on youtube with more than 50 million views.
With almost 14 years of experience teaching, I presented the Pé descalço style for the first time in Europe in 2011 during the first trip abroad and the beginning of all the work developed by Pé Descalço teachers outside of Brazil.
Dancer, teacher and choreographer of ballroom dances, has as his main dance Forró, a rhythm that has been researching over the past 16 years. Since then, he has won twice the Brazilian Forró Championship, awards in national and international dance festivals, traveled to several countries in South America, Europe and Asia, has appeared in many TV shows, dance congresses throughout Brazil and his last conquer was as best Forró teacher of Brazil in 2015 and 2016 (Troféu Baila Mundo).
His research in ballroom dancing and Brazilian folk led him to develop a multicultural forró dance, without prejudice, because in his opinion Forró is one of the richest dance in terms of styles and different way to dance the same music. Currently Fábio lives in Stuttgart – Germany, working with the Dança Bonito, Forró Daki in Karlsruhe and teaching Forró around the world.
Dancer, teacher and choreographer of ballroom dances, has forró as her main dance.
She has won the Brazilian Forró Championship, awards in many national and international festivals, traveled to several countries around the world, has been in many TV shows, dance congresses throughout Brazil and her last conquer was as best forró teacher of Brazil in 2015 and 2016 (by Baila Mundo). Her research in ballroom dances and Brazilian folk dances led her to achieve a multicultural forró dance, without prejudice, after all in her opinion forró is the dance that most express the wiggle and the charme of women.
Reaching the 10th year of forró she could see among classes, dancefloors and student’s needs the importance of having a moment to really take care of the followers skills, its “rights and duties”. There are many important topic to practice, learn and develop, from body conscience and dance technics to style, charm and personality without missing/controlling the following skills.
Now she is living in Lyon and is helping to develop even more the forró scene with the association “Forró em Lyon” as their partner, teacher and member.
The seminar: How about a special Seminar dedicated to developing the follower’s weaknesses in the dance. We will discuss and perform exercises that emphasize techniques to enhance your body awareness, self-expression and awaken the personal charm that every woman possesses. If you seek to be a more complete follower, this course is for you. If you are willing to take the time to work with your own body, to listen to your individual areas that need improvement and want to try new things to discover the small details that can make a difference in your dance and personal connection, join me!
Choreographer and professional dancer, Ricardo Ambrozio was born in the south of Brasil and lived in Rio de Janeiro. Ricardo met forró in 1999. Curious and charmed by it, he dedicated 5 years to practice, research and taking classes of different forró styles.
Dancer with technical training in hip-hop, capoeira, different rhythms of ballroom dance, ballet, jazz and contemporary, he used this wide variety into analyzing and building up his own style, bringing together different styles of forró.
After teaching for many years (amongst others in Paris, Cologne, Lisbon, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Freiburg, Porto, ,Stuttgart, Nantes and Oslo ) and setting up forró in Brussels with regular workshops and events, he developed his own didactic and methodology: Forró Calango.
Was born in Rio de Janeiro and started dancing at the age of 8. He passed by break dance, classical ballet and contemporary dance, until he met ballroom dance at the age of 17, through his great master Maria Antonieta. He has also taken many courses at important dance schools like Deborah Colker and Angel Vianna.
His first contact with forró was at the age of 16 and since then he just dived deeper on the embrace dances. Having lived in different cultures and practiced so many different dances helped him develop a very ecletical way of dance, in which he incorporates different body and dance technics to make a dynamic, fluid and stable dance.
At the age of 18 he founded, together with two other friends the group “Forró nas alturas” dedicated exclusively to forró. He also participated on the group “Forró do Rio”.
Rafael took part as teacher in several festivals around Europe like Ai que bom, Forró Wochenende Freiburg, Alegria do Norte Stockholm, Copenhague Festival, Psiu forró Festival Berlin and gave workshops in more than 30 countries.
He currently travels twice a year, once to Asia and Oceania and once to USA and Canadá, giving workshops, private classes, performing and djing. In Brasil he gives workshops once a year in São Paulo, Salvador and Resende.
He is also the developer of the “Smooth flight method”, the way he found to teach embrace dances, above all forró. Through this method he aims to express all his studies and experiences with embrace dances in order to provide a silent but powerful, light but dynamic dance to the students.