Tania Santiago

Afro-Brazilian

san francisco

instructor

Afro-Brazilian

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Born and raised in Salvador Bahia, Tania is a rich source of cultural tradition, movement and expression on the dance floor. Her spontaneity in choreographing is infused with a deep understanding of cultural heritage, years of experience as a proficient teacher and as a performer with the likes of Olodum and many others. Tania brings all of this to the floor mixed with modern influence. Suggested attire: comfortable clothing that you can easily move in (e.g. tank tops, t-shirts, shorts, sweats, yoga pants). Class is danced in bare feet.

Born and raised in Salvador Bahia, Tania is a rich source of cultural tradition, movement and expression on the dance floor. Her spontaneity in choreographing is infused with a deep understanding of cultural heritage, years of experience as a proficient teacher and as a performer with the likes of Olodum and many others. Tania brings all of this to the floor mixed with modern influence. Suggested attire: comfortable clothing that you can easily move in (e.g. tank tops, t-shirts, shorts, sweats, yoga pants). Class is danced in bare feet.

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Tuesday

8:15p - 9:45p

All Levels

Tuesday

8:15p - 9:45p

All Levels

Thursday

8:15p - 9:45p

All Levels

Thursday

8:15p - 9:45p

All Levels

Saturday

10:00a - 11:30a

All Levels

Saturday

10:00a - 11:30a

All Levels

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About Tania Santiago

Born and raised in Salvador, Bahia, Tania Santiago grew up in the heart of African-influenced Brazil. She has taught, danced, and choreographed for the most well known companies in Brazil. Tania has also extensively studied other forms of dance such as Jazz, Ballet, West African, Afro-Cuban, and Modern dance. She spent six years working with Olodum, a highly respected and internationally acknowledged Bloco Afro in Brazil. Tania also choreographed and performed for Olodum on television, at concerts, and at music festivals. Since 1997 Tania has been teaching classes and giving workshops in California, New York, Hawaii, Florida, and Vancouver, Canada. She has been an artist in residence at various school programs in San Francisco as well as a featured teacher at the Brazil Camp in Northern California.