The flavor of Brazilian dance and culture
The Brazilian Beat: Canada Dance Congress is the largest celebration of Brazilian dance in Canada. Now in its third year, Brazilian Beat will build on its past success by showcasing Brazilian dance culture and music through a series of events, parties, and instructional workshops.
Now in its third year, Brazilian Beat will build on its past success by showcasing Brazilian dance culture and music through a series of events, parties, and instructional workshops.
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.
The main venue for Brazilian Beat will be the Casa do Alentejo Community Centre, 1130 Dupont Street, Toronto (near Dufferin Street).
Brazilian Beat 2013 is also pleased to announce, again this year, the Brazilian Beat Opening Night Cancer Fundraiser: Samba for the Cure. 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). The party will be held on April 17th at the Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street W., Toronto (near Dufferin Street).
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.
– 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.
For tickets and further information on the 3rd Annual Brazilian Beat Congress please visit www.brazilianbeatcongress.com