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Forró Wednesdays in Manhattan

Wednesday is a special day for forrozeiros in New York City. It was for many year the day of forró at Nublu, a club on the Lower Eastside of Manhattan. A fun late night forró party with a live band in the middle of the week.

In 2018 it also became the official day of our weekly forró dance classes. Forrozeiros would join us for the class and many of us would go all together walking to the party at Nublu. What a great way to break the week and socialize!

Classes became much more than just a way to learn new moves. Our classes are an event in itself. A wonderful way to meet new people and dance in a very fun and respectful environment. It is great for beginners, as well as for intermediate and advanced dancers. Everybody interacts and dance with everybody regardless of the experience level.

As soon as this new tradition started, I decided to capture it in a vlog, register one of our "forró Wednesdays", way back in February 2018. I only finished editing this video now - 2 years later - during this social distancing era due to the current pandemic.

It is a good way to remember and somehow "live again" some of these moments. (watch below)

I hope you enjoy our good memories! I'm looking forward to dance with you all as soon as possible!

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About the author

Rafael Piccolotto de Lima is an experience teacher. He is passionate about arts, a doctor of musical arts and a Latin Grammy nominee as a composer. For him all forms of expressions are somehow related. Based on that premise, his interest and work has a wide spectrum: from a tail tux at a concert hall, to the dance shoes at a worn-out dance floor. Born in Campinas, São Paulo - Brazil, now he lives at the Hudson waterfront, looking at the south of Manhattan.

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