Orquidea Lima - Guest Teacher

We are so excited that Orquidea will be taking our samba dance classes on 30 September 2018!

Orquidea is a dancer, teacher and choreographer for the London School Samba, where she was the LSS’s 'Rainha da Bateria' in 2010 and 'Musa' from 2012-2014.

She has paraded in Rio Carnival with G.R.E.S. Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel and she has also performed most recently at the London 2012 Olympics. International performances include: Chinese New Year Celebrations in Hong Kong in 2011 and Qatar 2013 for the Qatari Royal Family. Regular performances include: The International Samba Festival of Coburg (Germany) and the Notting Hill Carnival (London, UK), where in 2013 and 2015 she has also choreographed the Passista Ala for LSS.

Recently, Orquidea has trained intensely with Carlinhos Salgueiro, one of the most sought after choreographers from Rio de Janeiro.

She has experience in several other types of Latin dance and she has trained in Jazz and Contemporary Dance as part of her Performing Arts course.

Orquidea is currently a professional dancer and she is been teaching Samba since 2012 and choreographing for several Samba Schools and groups across Europe.

She has taught from: beginners level, all the way to advanced level for: The London School of Samba, The Brighton School of Samba, Abunda Escola de Samba (Gottemburg, Sweden), Vai Dance Art (Malmo, Sweden), Oslo Sambaskole (Norway), G.R.E.S. Imperio do Papagaio (Helsinki, Finland), Samba Carioca (Turku, Finland), Unidos de Hamburgo (Hamburg, Germany) and Quershlager (Paderborn, Germany).

We are really excited that she can come and teach our dancers, passing on her amazing experience of performing samba!

Classes as usual; advanced at 5pm, beginners at 6pm - the dance station Portslade.

Lots of love

the directors

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