Solange Dias’ Samba Inspiration

November 15, 2012

JULY TEACHER FEATURE – SOLANGE DIAS

Solange Dias is a popular teacher here at Danceworks, with a busy Samba class on Wednesdays. She originates from Brazil and she studied dance in Porto Seguro, Brazil, Italy and London, specialising in Samba, Lambada, Zouk, Salsa and Contemporary.

Solange has her own company – Zouk Lambada UK. She teaches and trains students to become teachers. www.zouklambada-uk.com

She holds workshops and shows at International Congresses such as this one in Prague this year:

And here’s a couple of taster clips if you want to learn to move like a Latin Siren!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solange’s dance hero is Marcelo Bal. She says: “Marcelo has a wonderful style incorporating traditional with modern and contemporary moves and all with an un-expected movement which works extremely well to the music. Marcelo is gifted in expressing the music and at his best when dancing on improvisation.

Solange’s favourite dance movie is DIRTY DANCING and her current playlist includes Sergio Mendez, Maria Gadu, Oladun, Beyonce and Michael Jackson.

AND HER CLASS?
Samba – Wednesday 7-8pm – All levels, suitable for beginners also.
Using a Samba, Brazilian street dance, Capoeira and Brazilian-Afro base, I have created a unique program which is influenced from my hometown of Bahia and Rio.  It has been very successful and popular.

The class comprises:

Introduction; Warm Up; Intensive; Stretching; Cool down/Close/Finish
Clothing: Comfortable clothing not tight, avoid stilettoes for footwear and any other hard inflexible shoes.  Trainers and most dance shoes (except Tango shoes) can be worn.  Avoid extremely tight clothing unless these have a high percentage of lycra.

AND HERE’S WHAT HER STUDENTS SAY

“Great class, great workout an amazing way to express yourself and let everything out! ” – Dina

“Great workout, amazing teacher! No matter what mood you are in, she gets you smiling by the end of the class! Makes you feel sexy and express yourself!” – Fatima

“Fantastic way to let yourself go, an hour of crazy dance” – Stephanie

“Great workout, fun, you feel you are at the party, no pain…Come and join us!” – Iucie

“Solange’s samba class is an invigorating stylish class! There is nothing like it in London! Its addictive and it’s a real fat burner!” – Marie

“Solange has an amazing energy and her class is magical!” – Nick