Dandha da Hora

Afro-Brazilian Dance Masterclass with Dandha da Hora

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:40pm
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street, Middletown


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 six years old. In her teaching, as well as in her performances, she invokes the incredible spirit of Salvaldor, Bahia, Brazil, and of Ilê Aiyê. A master dancer and dance teacher, as well as vocalist and percussionist, she 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, California), she has shared the stage with Brazilian stars such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Daniela Mercury.

Her 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. Her classes welcome students of all levels and backgrounds—everyone will find challenge and inspiration in her dancing and teaching.