For the first time ever in Utah - Samba Fogo presents the one and only Dandha Da Hora, Afro Brazilian Dance Master. Born and raised in Salvador, Bahia, Dandha Da Hora has been a member of Ilê Aiyê, one of Brazil’s most important musical and cultural institutions, since she was 6 years old. In her teaching, as well as in her performances, Dandha invokes the incredible spirit of Salvaldor, Bahia, Brazil and of Ilê Aiyê. A master dancer and dance teacher, as well as vocalist and percussionist, Dandha honors the incredible gifts of her culture every time she performs. As a lead dancer with Ilê Aiyê and one of the lead vocalists of music group SambaDá (based in Santa Cruz, CA), Dandha has shared the stage with Brazilian stars such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Daniela Mercury. Class Description: Dandha’s Afro Brazilian Dance classes are an invitation to explore the rich world of Afro Brazilian Dance traditions with a gifted and dedicated teacher. Her classes focus on folkloric and Orixa-inspired dance, Samba Afro, and samba reggae, as well as other Brazilian dance styles and feature live drumming by talented local musicians. Dandha’s classes welcome students of all levels and backgrounds – everyone will find challenge and inspiration in her dancing and teaching! Schedule - Two Classes: Thursday, October 18, 6:30-8:00pm Saturday, October 20, 1:00-2:30pm Each class is $20 (sorry, punchcards cannot be used) Register online here: http://sambafogo.com/event/dandha-da-hora-workshop/ You can also register in person with cash, check or card at the workshops. Videos of Dandha in Action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnP-F_3ivdU&sns=em https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL_Pus-DTwo&sns=em https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTilkcICV2k&sns=em This is a VERY special opportunity to study with a true dance master! Don't miss out!