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 July 12-14 


*Subject to change

Friday - July 12, 2024

Opening workshops at La Nacional (6 - 8 pm)

239 W 14th St, New York, NY


Opening party at La Nacional (8 pm - 1 am)

Music by Cordeone & Trio Arrebol

239 W 14th St, New York, NY

Saturday - July 13, 2024

Workshops at Ripley Grier Studio (2 - 6 pm)

520 8th Ave, New York, NY


Party at House Watch (Gama Lounge)

(8 pm - late)

Music by Trio Forró Bravo & DJ Chinedu

50 Avenue B, New York, NY

Sunday - July 14, 2024

Workshops at Ripley Grier Studio (2 - 5 pm)

​520 8th Ave, New York, NY


Traditional forró at Miss Favela (5 - 8 pm)

with Live Band TBD

57 S 5th St, Brooklyn, NY

not officially part of the festival (free)

After party at Bar Lunático (9 pm - late)

Music by Trio Catarina

486 Halsey St, Brooklyn, NY

not officially part of the festival


Rafael (NYC)

Dora Flor (NYC)

Gustavo (London-NYC)

Chinedu (London)

Saskya (Washington DC)


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Trio Forró Bravo

Cordeone & Trio Arrebol

DJ Chinedu



Learn the fundamental steps, a basic repertoire of moves, and how to connect with a partner. Get started the right way learning from a variety of curated dance instructors! No experience needed.


You will be surrounded by other beginners like you during the classes, and then you will have the chance to dance with more experienced forrozeiros during the parties.


Forrozeiros (Passionate Forró Dancers):

Are you an experienced forró dancer who lives and breathes the rhythm of this captivating dance?


Our festival is your ultimate playground in NYC.


With three nights of fun musical performances and festivities, you'll find yourself immersed in the heart and soul of forró.


Challenge your skills on the dance floor, connect with fellow forrozeiros, and groove to the beats that make your heart race.


Plus, take your dance expertise to the next level with advanced dance workshops led by renowned instructors

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Dance Beginners and Culture Explorer:

Are you a dance enthusiast with little or no forró experience but an eagerness to explore new cultures?


The Forró New York Weekend welcomes you with open arms. We offer beginner-friendly classes to introduce you to the world of forró.


Immerse yourself in approximately 20 hours of cultural activities.


Join our beginner dance workshops, where experienced instructors will teach you the basics of Forró, so you can confidently join in the dance festivities.


This event is the perfect opportunity to start your forró journey, make new friends, and discover the vibrant Brazilian culture through dance.

Dancers with Diverse Backgrounds:

Are you a dancer from a diverse background? Maybe you dance salsa, zouk ou tango? Are you curious to learn about Forró?


The Forró New York Weekend is a celebration of inclusivity and diversity. Join us in embracing the universal language of dance. Whether you come from Brazil, the United States, Europe, or anywhere else, this event is a melting pot of cultures. Immerse yourself in the rhythms of Forró, connect with a global community of dancers, and broaden your horizons.


Take part in our diverse dance workshops, where you can explore the unique styles and expressions of forró.



Noelia Martinez, Spain

"I've tried several dances and forro is the best one. It is relaxed and casual but at the same time dynamic and joyful.


The forro community is super welcoming and inclusive.


I'd definitely recommend anyone to check out these classes."

Genevieve Marie Aidala, NYC

"Forró is so much fun! From day 1 I was greeted with a friendly, fun community and soon was hooked.

I’ve met some of a lot of cool people dancing forró and have had a lot of fun.


Seriously highly recommended for anyone to try!"

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Marcelo Ramires, Seattle

"The Forro New York community is really nice!


The students are fun, and there are places to go dance Forró after class!"

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