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Ballet tonight with Bossa Nova!

Updated: Jan 4, 2021

Tonight, Tuesday, September 15, we will be teaching ballet with Bossa Nova!

João Gilberto

Some of the great legends of Bossa Nova, such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto, Maria Bethânia, Elis Regina, Caetano Veloso, and Gal Costa, will be in our repertoire tonight. We are sure that you will want not only to dance, but to sing along, too!

30 years later, Joao Gilberto and Tom Jobim reunite to play their old song, "The Girl From Ipanema."

We'll use original versions of Bossa Nova Songs for our Intermediate Ballet Class, 7-8 pm Eastern time. You can also use the recorded version at a time that's convenient for you. 🙂

"Sonho Meu"--Maria Bethânia and Gal Costa

We’ll be using Zoom for this class, because Facebook doesn’t like when we do this. 🙂

Class is $10. Just send us a message if you want to join us!

"Triste"--Elis Regina

A bit of history:

"Bossa nova, (Portuguese: “new trend”) Brazilian popular music that evolved in the late 1950s from a union of samba (a Brazilian dance and music) and cool jazz. The music is in syncopated 2/4 time.

The composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and the guitarist João Gilberto may be considered the founders of this style, which was considered particularly characteristic of Brazilian culture and which in the mid-1960s began to be associated with movements of social protest.

Instrumentation is varied and purposely simple, limited to a few rhythm instruments—e.g., guitar, berimbau (musical bow), drum, or a single-note piano accompaniment. In vocalized passages the musical background becomes more subdued to allow the singer greater range for improvisation.

As a dance, the bossa nova differs little from the samba, requiring the same subtle body rhythm and two-step foot movement."


"Leãozinho"--Caetano Veloso e Maria Gadú


Let's Dance!!!

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