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Samba & Forro lessons in New York City 
Forro Dancing- The Brazilian Family Dance
featuring Liliana Araujo at the Battery Park Esplanade
Welcome to Sambazina.com where we are dedicated to the sharing of Brazilian culture through the teaching of Brazilian dance rhythms in New York City with Marizete from Rio de Janeiro.

Marizete specializes in Samba de Gafieira (Partner Samba), Samba no Pé (Samba Solo), and Forró and teaches group and private classes as well as performs in NYC and beyond.

Please go to the classes page to register for the classes, and sign up for my weekly email list of Brazilian places to dance.


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Friday, June 28, 2013



Hello everyone!

Due to the snow storm tomorrow's classes, Wed 1/22 are cancelled. First Forro & Samba de Gafieira classes will begin on next Wed, 1/29.

CLASSES ARE BEGINNING ON WED, JAN 29 7:00 - 9:00pm! YES, Forro & Samba de Gafieira.

Please save your spot by emailing to marizete@sambazina.com. 

Thank you for signing up, and see you next week.

Stay safe and warm.




Let´s begin 2014 taking advantage of the many health benefits of dance:
Boost Memory,Improve Flexibility, Reduce Stress, Diminish Depression, Help Your Heart, Lose Weight, Balance Better, Increase Energy, Make Friends 



Beginning on Wednesday, Jan 22nd 2014

7:00 - 8:00pm - FORRO CLASS (Beginners Level 2)

8:00 - 9:00pm - SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA (All levels)


At Ripley-Grier Studios 520 8th Ave, 16th Floor - Room 16-H (36/37 St)

Please send an email to confirm your presence to marizete@sambazina.com. 



Classes at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 8th Ave, 16th Fl (36/37) - Room 16-H 

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Marizete has performed, taught or lectured about Braziian dance at various events including:
  • Midsummer NIght Swing at Lincoln Center for the Diogo Nogueira concert
  • The Brazilian Family Dance featuring Liliana Araujo at the Battery Park Esplanade
  • The Brooklyn Library "Borrow a Beat" series
  • The Riverfront Swing Series for the Quarteto Olinda debut forro show at the Levitt Pavillion for the Performing Arts in Westport, CT
  • Union College in Schenectdady, NY
  • The City College of NY
  • The Ethical Culture Fieldstone School
  • The FWA (Financial Women's Association) annual event
  • American Express
  • Hunter College
  • The Churchill School
  • The Masonic Lodge
  • Fordham University
  • The Julliard School of Music
  • New York Times Travel show
  • Tribeca Brazilian Film Festival
  • SOB's
  • Brazilian Day in New York City with Manhattan Samba
  • Lafayette Grill with Bossa 5
  • NYC's Greenwich Village Halloween Parade
  • The Ballroom, Latin, and Swing Dance Center at the YMCA in North Wales, PA
  • Dallis Bros Coffee Holiday party
  • Choreographer for dance scene in performance of Nelson Rodrigues play in "The Pornographic Angel" in NYC
  • Capoeira batizados for Capoeria Angola Quintal and ASCAB Phiily Capoeira, United Nations Capoeria, as well as various clubs, private parties, many weddings, birthday parties and other events in the New York City area and beyond.
  • World Music Institute
Marizete's ongoing dance classes were featured in the magazine "Time Out New York" in the article Passport NY Brazil as well as her own story on Brazilian TV Globo's show Planeta Brazil shown in more than 50 countries.
Marizete is also the founder and organizer of the New York Samba & Forro Group since December 8, 2005 which currently has 958 members and has monthly dance events

RIO, THE #1 PLACE TO VISIT IN 2013 -New York Times

Marizete and Egídio's Presentation of Samba de Gafieira, NYC

Marizete and her friend Egídio Bento dancing at "Feira de São Cristóvão," in Rio


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