Develop your dance technique & style.
Learn new movements every week.
Socialize with other dancers around the world.


  • This series of classes are focused on the individual. No partner needed.

  • This series of classes are beginner-friendly, but we recommend first-time dancers to take our beginners course before joining our live sessions.

  • Each session focus on a different set of movements and content.

  • Classes are being recorded and will be available for replay.


  • Wednesday nights, 2 hours of class with a short intermission (8-10 pm New York time).

*Some weeks may vary depending on special events. Please look at our schedule.


  • We are using the ZOOM app for our live streams

  • Please be mindful of other participants and have your microphone on mute at all times, except if you are asking a question during the "questions and answer" portion of the session or during the social time.

  • Make sure you have a stable internet connection.

  • Have fun!



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.

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), NY Forró Fest (2018 and 2019), Forrobodó NY Festival (2018), 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 are doing a series of special online classes with guest instructors from Brazil!

More information coming soon!

Stay tuned and join us online!


  • April 14 (8-10pm) - Rafael & guest instructor Nati Militão.

  • April 21 (8-10pm) - Rafael & guest instructor Mara Figueiredo.

  • April 28 (8-10pm) - Rafael & guest instructor Roberta Fernandes.


  • $20 - Single live stream class (2 hours)

  • $60 - Live stream classes monthly package (includes replays & forró workout series)

  • $30 - Replays monthly package

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