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Maisa Duke

instructor

san francisco

MY STYLES
Samba
MY STORY

Born in the America’s capital of the African Diaspora, Salvador, Bahia Brazil and as far as she can remember, dancing is what Duke enjoyed most. She started entering and winning dance contests when her was 10 years old. she immigrated to the U.S. in 1998. she has been teaching dance for over 10 years at MCCLA and in USA. In 2000, she founded Energia do Samba Dance Company. and was crowned the Queen of S.F Carnaval in 2002. Her dream is to share Samba with the world. Duke has performed at many celebrity functions, including Robin Williams’ 50th birthday and events for the late Christopher Reeves, and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown at City Hall, Warriors basketball team, San Francisco Giants games, Academy of Sciences in S.F., California Music World in Oakland, Ethnic Dance Festival, The Queen Mary in L.A, for Pele, The Most Famous Soccer Player in The World, and many, many other events. and today many people and friends all call her The Samba Queen Maisa Duke.

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Brazilian Samba

About this class
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Age: 18+ In this class, students will combine the fundamentals of the traditional Brazilian samba dance with a full body workout. Students need only exercises clothes and jazz shoes. The Brazilian Samba Dance Workout technique requires coordination of many body parts, plus it is rather fast. Yes, Samba does require as much coordination of your body parts as possible. So here are some tips for Brazilian samba basic technique. 1) Bouncing action is the key for samba basic characterization. Bouncing action is created from bending and straightening of the knees (and compression of ankles) and also raising and lowering of the heel in between the whole counts! If you want to burn a ridiculous amount of calories while learning how to dance samba like the fit girls in Brazil? Just in time for Carnaval S.F. So come to my Dance Classes in San Francisco/Oakland and l will teach you the real Brazilian Samba “no pe” technique and authentic Samba choreography. Samba no pé (literally “samba on your feet”) is a high energy dance style that is the most common samba style in Brazil. It is a solo dance that moves with the beat of the bateria drums. This is sure to be the most fun you will have ever experience. Just come a try it out! a great workout!!

ONGOING CLASSES

friday

11:30a - 1:00p

All Levels

Mission Cultural Center
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friday

11:30a - 1:00p

All Levels

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*Please confirm schedules with studio

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MY STORY

Born in the America’s capital of the African Diaspora, Salvador, Bahia Brazil and as far as she can remember, dancing is what Duke enjoyed most. She started entering and winning dance contests when her was 10 years old. she immigrated to the U.S. in 1998. she has been teaching dance for over 10 years at MCCLA and in USA. In 2000, she founded Energia do Samba Dance Company. and was crowned the Queen of S.F Carnaval in 2002. Her dream is to share Samba with the world. Duke has performed at many celebrity functions, including Robin Williams’ 50th birthday and events for the late Christopher Reeves, and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown at City Hall, Warriors basketball team, San Francisco Giants games, Academy of Sciences in S.F., California Music World in Oakland, Ethnic Dance Festival, The Queen Mary in L.A, for Pele, The Most Famous Soccer Player in The World, and many, many other events. and today many people and friends all call her The Samba Queen Maisa Duke.

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