FORRÓ ONLINE COURSE FOR BEGINNERS

Welcome to the Forró New York Online Course for Beginners with Rafael Piccolotto de Lima!

Live sessions are scheduled for Mondays, 1st and 8th of June. 7pm-9pm.

During this period of social distance due to COVID-19 crisis, we invite you to stay connected with us online!

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • This course is focused on the individual. No partner needed.

  • This course is for beginners and anyone else intending to practice fundamentals of forró.

CONTENT

JUNE 1st | 7pm-9pm

  • Introduction (about 10 minutes)

  • Cultural Contextualization. (about 5 minutes)

  • Understanding the basic beats: (about 20 minutes)

    • Xote

    • Baião

    • Forró

    • Xaxado

    • Arrasta-pé

  • Understanding and practicing the step count. (about 10 minutes)

  • Understanding and practicing weight transfer. (about 10 minutes)

Break (about 10 minutes)

  • Learning and practicing all most common basic steps (about 45 minutes):

    • 1-1

    • 2-2 (in place)

    • 2-2 (to the side)

    • Front & Back

    • Backstep​

  • Questions & Answers (about 10 minutes)

JUNE 8th | 7pm-8:30pm

  • Introduction + Q&A (about 10 minutes)

  • Movements recapitulation. (about 5 minutes)

  • Practicing steps at different speeds/beats. (about 30 minutes)

  • ​Learning and practicing transitions between steps. (about 30 minutes)

  • Final comments + Q&A (about 10 minutes)

  • Final routines mixing all learned moves. (about 10 minutes)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE LIVE SESSION

  • Once you register via email and paid you will receive a direct link to the live session.

  • We are using the ZOOM app for our live streams. The software is very intuitive, and you can watch a basic tutorial if you have never used it and want to be better prepared. There are many tutorials available on youtube.

  • 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 good internet connection.

  • Have fun!

PRICE & PAYMENT OPTIONS

$40 - you will have unlimited access to all content related to this course until the end of the year.

Payment can be made directly to the instructor via Venmo, or with PayPal or credit card here on our website (10% processing fee apply​).

Venmo (send the payment using your mobile app) to @rafaelpdelima

Credit Card & PayPay payment

(10% processing fee apply​)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Rafael Piccolotto de Lima wrote a blog about the importance of basics, available both in English and Portuguese.​

ENGLISH:

PORTUGUÊS:

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