We are restarting our in-person activities (outdoor)!

You can also learn from home with our online classes!

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Indoor classes are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19
Join us outside at the park! (flyer on top of this page)

Each week a different set of moves.

No partner needed.

7:00-8:30pm - Focus on fundamentals (for all levels, no experience needed)

8:30-10pm - Focus on repertoire of moves (for intermediate/advanced students)

  • $20 per class

  • $35 for a day pass (2 classes)

Discounts for packages of classes.

Become a member of the Forró New York Association and get extra discounts on all classes listed here.


Click here for other days of classes & workshops

Address: 107 Suffolk St, room 203 - New York, NY 10002



Indoor classes are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

We are finally restarting our in-person activities (outdoor)!

Visit the events page to know more

And you can also join our online classes to learn from home!



Rafael Piccolotto de Lima is an experienced forró dancer from Campinas (São Paulo, Brazil). He has been dancing for more than 14 years and was part of the Forró Brasil dance group between 2006 and 2007, held at Cooperativa Brasil, one of the most important forró venues in the state of São Paulo (in the 2000's).

Being a Latin Grammy nominated composer, conductor and doctor of musical arts, Rafael was also an instructor for special workshops about musicality and creativity in forró dance at Casa do Lago, UNICAMP (State University of Campinas), Brazil.

Rafael is one of the most active forró instructors in North America, teaching weekly in New York City and traveling to give special workshops. He was an instructor at the Forró Fest USA (2017, 2018 and 2019), 4th Boston Brazil Dance Festival (2017), instructor at the NY Forró Fest (2018 and 2019), instructor and creator of the Forrobodó NY Festival (2018), instructor at the Montreal Forró Fest (2019) and instructor and director of the Forró New York Weekend (2019).

Rafael is also one of the leading online forró instructors in North America with the creation of various online courses available here at Forró New York.



We recorded a video-blog sharing a little bit of the "forró Wednesday" experience. Watch it below.

We have also a blog about it, in portuguese and english: