Brazilian Dance Weekend in Santa Barbara25 Jul, 2012 By: Angelique Flores
Vanessa Isaac of Hip Brazil is offering her infectious Brazilian dance and rhythms at a special two-day event.
The award-winning dancer and choreographer is hosting Sensual Journey to Brazil — Weekend of Dance in Santa Barbara Aug. 11-12. The event features Brazilian dance workshops taught by Vanessa.
Classes will feature contemporary Brazilian dance and samba instruction, and are open to everyone whether you’re a dancer or not. Rounding out the day’s activities, which include live music, is a night out for a Journey to Brazil party on Aug. 11.
We all know dancing is an effective and fun way to work out, and Vanessa’s Brazilian dance workouts are so fun you forget you’re getting a cardio workout. I tried out her Brazilian Dance Workout DVD last night, and I had way more fun that I thought I would. The DVD was named the No. 1 dance workout of the year and the No. 3 overall fitness DVD of the year by Fitness magazine, and I can see why. Vanessa has an easy-to-follow style of instruction with a contagious energy that pops off the screen and into your body. Before I knew it, I was dancing samba and other Brazilian dances, and lovin’ it. The DVD also features just the music if you want to keep practicing your new moves. I just kept it on while I samba’d over to the kitchen to make my dinner.
So book your ticket now for the Weekend of Dance. Ticket prices go up after Aug. 10.