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Sertanejo Dance Workshop

Sertanejo Dance Workshop

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  • Thu 11 Jan ’18, 7:00pm


Rise Dance Studio, 139 Totara St, Mt Maunganui



Ticket Information:

  • Pay early discount (before 10 January): $20.00
  • Pay-on-arrival: $30.00

Talita Tavares is holding this workshop to introduce the popular Brazilian dance of Sertanejo Dance.

Sertanejo is danced to the music of Sertanejo Universitário but can be danced to some Bachata music.

The modern sertaneja dance has its origins in the Brazilian sertanejas dances. The term "Sertanejo" was initially coined by the Portuguese during the navigation period to define the interior of the new land, differing from the coast. Later, it was applied to the interior of the country in general.

Thus, since the Brazilian Sertão is extremely vast, comprehending the interior regions of the country from the South to the Brazilian Northeast, and having in its history processes of colonization and cultural shocks of several peoples, we initially perceived a unique plurality in the formation of the Traditional Sertanejas Danças.

This mixture of European, indigenous and sometimes African genres originated several dances in Brazil, taking into account the historical and cultural particularities of each region.

It is observed that the style of Modern Country Dance has been propagated and undergone mutations with greater intensity in regions of Greater São Paulo and interior of this state.

Today we can classify the Modern Country Dance as belonging to the family of Dances to Two or Dances of Hall, which are characterized by the improvisation given by the intrinsic communication that occurs between the pair during the dance.

Dança Sertaneja incorporates movements of other genres of ballroom dancing, Forró, Samba-Rock among others. The dance style is simple, always in pair, commonly with steps of baião and xote. The so-called "two for there, two for here" is the predominant step, which led the style to popularize in the dances for easy accompaniment.

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