Tainah Damasceno Harvey

Brazilian

berkeley

instructor

DanceWorkout WorldDance

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Energetic, inspiring and fun dance-based workouts. These classes encourage you to have fun and get fit. Instructors spin beats from across the globe. Ideal for all fitness levels.

Energetic, inspiring and fun dance-based workouts. These classes encourage you to have fun and get fit. Instructors spin beats from across the globe. Ideal for all fitness levels.

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Thursday

9:00a - 10:00a

All Levels

Thursday

9:00a - 10:00a

All Levels

*Please confirm schedules with studio

Brazilian Dance

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Brazil is a country that is rich in music and dance. Often what is advertised as Brazilian dance in the United States, is only what has been explored in the North-East and South-East of Brazil. Now you have the opportunity to experience a wider variety of dances encompassing the entirety of Brazil. You will not only learn moves, but also acquire a deeper understanding of where and how to use them. We have a variety of modern dances that can be used in parties, clubs, and social gatherings. In addition, we offer the opportunity to explore and understand more traditional dances used in the Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé. All levels welcome.

Brazil is a country that is rich in music and dance. Often what is advertised as Brazilian dance in the United States, is only what has been explored in the North-East and South-East of Brazil. Now you have the opportunity to experience a wider variety of dances encompassing the entirety of Brazil. You will not only learn moves, but also acquire a deeper understanding of where and how to use them. We have a variety of modern dances that can be used in parties, clubs, and social gatherings. In addition, we offer the opportunity to explore and understand more traditional dances used in the Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé. All levels welcome.

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Sunday

11:30a - 12:30p

All Levels

Sunday

11:30a - 12:30p

All Levels

*Please confirm schedules with studio

About Tainah Damasceno Harvey

Tainah Damasceno Harvey is an Oakland native who has been dancing her whole life. Her dance training began with her mother, Conceicao Damasceno, and included various styles of traditional dance from all over Brazil. At the age of three, Tainah also began ballet training, and her passion for ballet led her to study for five years at the San Francisco Ballet School. As a teen/young adult, Tainah began to explore her roots with Brazilian dance with more depth and scope, eventually taking over teaching the youth classes that she had participated in as a child. Tainah acts as Assistant Artistic Director at BrasArte and has helped produce such shows/festivals as Yemanja Arts Festival, SF Bay Brazilian Day & Lavagem, and Sambrazil! She recently fell in love with Samba de Gafieira, and earlier this year traveled to Rio to explore and train in this mesmerizing style of Samba. She was the Carnaval San Francisco Queen in 2018.