This class is based on Passista style straight from the top Samba schools in Rio focusing on both Passista show and Passista ala style. Our director Sashya Jay is the only instructor in Australia officially accredited to teach the signature “Samba Diva” style of Carlinhos Salgueiro (Brazil’s King of Samba) and our instructors are all experienced Passistas in Rio and trained in this style.
Passista class focuses on the essence of Passista Samba Diva performance, fast footwork, short choreography combinations, desfilando (parading) and resistencia (Samba fitness). This class also includes learning to freestyle with musicality and develop your own individual Samba “jeito” (way/vibe) as well as work as a team in performance.
In Brasil the “Ala das Passistas” is the section of each Samba school (and carnaval parade) that is made up of the official Samba performers (Passistas) and requires a high level of Samba skill and fitness.
Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced Samba dancers who want to learn authentic Passista style.