Sat, May 3rd, 2014

10:15 am - 11:30 am

Willows High School

Samba Galêz Dance fuses Afro-Brazilian dance styles with funky street-carnival dance, emphasising the music of the band – traditional, contemporary, unique and downright exciting! The dancers rehearse and perform with the band, all of whom are non-professional lovers of rhythm and dance, learning and sharing in what is one of the most exciting and accessible art forms around.

If this sounds like your cup of tea, then come and join us! Samba Galêz are running an introductory dance course, during which you’ll learn a variety of styles of dance, including Samba, Samba Reggae, Afoxe, Maracatu and Dances of the Orishas, all blended with a unique street funk and a West African twist! The course is led by the band’s resident choreographer with over 20 years experience leading community projects throughout the UK.

The course will run on Saturday mornings for 8 weeks and costs £35 per person.

As with all our introductory courses, once completed you will have the option of joining the biggest (and best!) community Samba band in South Wales.

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The Things People Say...

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone at Samba Galez for making the Awen Project so special!

I’ve had a wealth of positive feedback from the audience and the parents of the young people involved. Thanks so much for your input and help organising everyone

Kate – Awen Project, 2012

I want to say a MASSIVE thanks to everyone on behalf of the Oxjam team and myself! Yesterday was absolutely brilliant!

My personal highlights were The Silver Rocket Club, Brooke, Whistling Biscuits, Dead Residents and Samba Galêz bringing a real carnival atmosphere to Womanby Street!

Thanks a million from the whole team and see you next year!!!

Hugh Russell, Oxjam Events Logistics Coordinator – Cardiff, 2009