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Beginner Samba de Gafieira Classes

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Arataki Community Centre


Samba de Gafieira Classes

Samba de Gafieira (also called Gafieira)is a dance expression of the Brazilian samba rhythm also found in many contemporary, R&B and popular music.

These weekly classes will help you master the foundation moves that make up this fun dance. The classes are complimented by a teacher to help you and a community of students at various stages of their own learning. We also hold small social events offering an opportunity to apply what you learn in the classes.

Dancers enjoy Gafieira because of its vitality and room for creativity.

Venue: Arataki Community Centre
Cost: $80 for full 8 week course or $15 casual

Two  Options:
Open level Samba de Gafieira
Thursdays 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Next Level Samba de Gafieira 
Thursdays 8.30pm -9.30pm TBC

Cost: $80 for the course, $15 casual
Tutor: Sarah Sargison

As of 8 June 2020, the Dance Factory will resume classes with conditions. 

  • If you are ill in even the slightest way, please do not attend.
  • You will be expected to provide information for contact tracking.
  • We expect you to practice hygiene upon arrival and when leaving. 

Rhythm ‘n’ Fun Line Dancing Arataki

Come and enjoy learning to dance, making new friends, exercising your mind and body as well as extending your social life. Friendly classes. Newcomers and beginners welcome. If you need to know more…..

11.30 am-12.30 pm Beginners
12.30 pm – 2.30 pm All levels
Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Bayfair

Phone: Pat Wilson on 544 2574  or 021 0271 2467

NB: There are Classes in Central Tauranga on Mondays