SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA – Sandra Ruthes and Guilherme Rolim (z Brazylii)
On Samba de gafieira we will learn how to dance samba in couples like brazilians do in the gafieira balls. We do not focus our teaching just in the figures we invite you to a journey where you`re learning how to establish a rich relationship with your dancing partner, explore the music, build the body language and movement qualities that compose brazilian samba culture.
* Sandra Ruthes is teaching dance since 1996. She started her career in UFPR university as an auxiliar
teacher on the social dancing discipline of the physical education course. She has a postgraduate degree in
sport pedagogy by UFPR university and postgraduate degree in social dances by FAMEC university. Sandra
is also graduated by MTG national association for gaúcha social dances.
Sandra is the author of “Music for social dances” book and DJ graduated by AIMEC International electronic
Sandra is frequently invited to teach, play or judge on the most relevant events in Brazil like Dançando à
bordo, Baila Floripa, Baila Costão, Forró da Lua, Rota dos Famosos, Copa Brasil de Forró, entre outros. She
is also a manage partner of iDance dancing school acting as teacher and pedagogy coordinator.
* Guilherme Rolim
Guilherme Rolim is from Curitiba – Brazil, graduated in Electronic Engineering and started his dancing
studies still at the university in 1998. He played a relevant role in the founding of important dancing
schools in Curitiba like Oito tempos, Centro de dança Jaime Arôxa – PR, Instituto 7&8 de dança de
salão. He has been teaching dance since 2002 and attending events, courses, and improvement
workshops, constantly studying couple dancing. Today he is the founders of iDance dancing school, on
which he is a teacher and administrative director.
Guilherme Teaches Forró, Samba de Gafieira, Bolero, Soltinho, Sertanejo, Zouk, Salsa and Merengue.
His classes focus the relationship between the dancing couple and their relationship with the music.