Learn how to dance forró.
Develop your technique and style.
Explore your musicality.
Unleash your creativity.

Welcome to the Forró New York online course with Rafael Piccolotto de Lima, including weekly live stream classes, replays and additional content.


We will send you a password to access our exclusive participants section once you purchase a plan.

Click here to go to the participants section.


You can register and participate on one-time live classes and/or subscribe to watch filmed content.


 Subscription-based plans 

Subscription-based plans give you access to exclusive pages with selected content. Once you register/subscribe you will gain access to all the content of the course of your choice for a specific amount of time (look description of each course for details). You can renew your subscription to continue participating and watching if you want.

$100 - Complete course subscription - This grants you access to the complete library of weekly classes produced starting March 18, 2020 - more than 25 hours of videos. It includes the participation on Wednesday live streams, unlimited access to all replays and additional content produced for this online series. This is valid for the month of your subscription.


You can renew your participation/subscription monthly by purchasing the live classes plan month-by-month ($40-$50) or by purchasing the course renewal monthly ($25) - see details below.

$25 - Complete course subscription renewal - This monthly renewal grants you continued access to the complete course participants page during the month of your purchase. (but not to the live stream classes)

$40 - Online Course for Beginners - This grants you access to the library of videos produced for this specific course during the semester of your purchase.

$50 - Musicality Course: Understanding Forró Rhythms - This grants you access to the library of videos produced for this specific course during the semester of your purchase.

 Live online classes plans 

$40-$50 - Live stream classes monthly package - This grants you access to all Wednesday live streams during the month of your purchase. It also serve as a complete course renewal, if you are a subscriber of this course. (price depends on the number of classes on a given month, either 4 or 5)

$15 - Single live stream class - This grants you access to one complete Wednesday live stream session (7pm-9pm).

$85 - Private Online Lesson - 1 hour with instructor Rafael Piccolotto de Lima. (special discount for participants of our online courses and/or for packages of lessons - send an email to to learn more)

Forró New York Association members have 10% discount in all online activities.

Send an email to to learn more and get your coupon code.


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I’ve been taking dancing classes my whole life and nothing compares to what I’ve been learning with Rafael. I believe that because he’s a composer and a conductor and his approach to music and rhythm is completely different to what is out there and it has changed the way I dance forever. Not only the way I dance forró, but everything. It changed my perspective. On top of the an amazing classes, the environment is fun, people are awesome. You learn a skill at the same time you make friends for life. Highly recommended!

Lívia Silva


I didn’t know what to expect when I started taking online classes with Rafael. It was hard to imagine how to learn a couple’s dance virtually. I can tell it has been a beautiful experience. Rafael knows how to explain complex concepts in a simple way, and in every class he gives us elements to build new vocabulary in our dance. I think that because he is a musician, he understands the dance from the inside out. It feels like he is teaching us how to perform individual notes and, then it is to us to put them together and create new “music” with our bodies and feet. 


Rafael makes the classes interactive and fun. We can always ask questions and get feedback. Thank you so much Rafael. I love your classes!

Angelica Vargas Prada



I really enjoy Rafa's classes because he teaches different techniques and different steps in a way that is very easy to understand. And because of his background as a musician, he is great at teaching musicality and how to express ourselves with our bodies. I fully recommend this class, 100%!

Elaine Simon


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