Santa Barbara, CA, October 06, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Hailed by Shape “Exhilarating,” award-winning dancer and choreographer, Vanessa Isaac presents, “An Exuberant Weekend of Dance, Wellness and Fun,” October 18, 19 & 20, 2013. A weekend of workshops that will take you on an intoxicating journey to Brazil – set against the backdrop of the American Riviera, in the beautiful beachside city of Santa Barbara. Dance workshops (samba, samba reggae, Afro-Brazilian and Contemporary), balance and yoga classes with a Friday evening welcome, “A Journey to Brazil” dance party Saturday evening and Brazilian Brunch on Sunday.
Vanessa Isaac has built a following with her performances, her lifestyle company, her Brazilian Dance DVD’s and music. Now she is collaborating with renowned performers Autumn Phillips and Alfred Kendrick, along with her long time dancer Nadra Ehrman to create “The Sensual Journey to Brazil – The Brazilian Weekend of Dance.” Guest instructors Kendrick and Phillips, bio credits include performances with Cirque du Soleil, singers Will.I.Am, Rihanna and Shakira and Grammy performances. The fiery energy and infectious rhythm these artists create together is breathtaking and awe-inspiring and will move workshop attendees in body and spirit with six classes designed to move from easy yoga, to Samba and Cool Moves, and Samba Reggae on Saturday and wrapping up the weekend with Stretch/Balance/Movement and Contemporary Brazilian Dance on Sunday.
The weekend includes a cool party to keep the Brazilian groove moving or relax with new friends and fellow dancers on Saturday night, featuring the fabulous beats of DJ Fab Allain and live music with the Santa Barbara Samba Band led by Matt Wright from UCSB, and a delicious brunch prepared by Brasil Arts Café on Sunday after class.
It’s important to note that this is a weekend for dancers and non-dancers alike. Stretch, explore and find your balance in the Yoga and Cool-Moves classes. Learn the fundamentals of Samba and an entire choreography based on this sensual dance style! Explore the beauty of movement in the Hip Brazil Contemporary Workshop. Find your bliss in Samba Reggae, the same rhythm that seduced Michael Jackson, Paul Simon and many dancers and musicians around the world.
Vanessa Isaac’s work has appeared in numerous magazines and publications, such as Dance Spirit Magazine, Shape, Fitness, Women’s Health and Fitness, Weight Watchers, Sweat Magazine, and many others. Her Brazilian Dance DVD was voted one of 10 top DVDs of which year by the magazines, Fitness, and Women's Health & Fitness. She has also designed dance fitness programs for Fitness magazine, and was nominated for the prestigious Brazilian International Press Award in the category of Dance.
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What: An Exuberant Weekend of Dance, Wellness and Fun! Brazilian Style
When & Where: Friday, October 18th through Sunday, October 20th, 2013 in SB
All classes will be held at Santa Barbara Dance Center, located at 127 A Canon Perdido Santa Barbara, CA.
Friday, October 18, 2013
7:30pm to 9:00pm - Seja Bem Vindo (Welcome and Early Sign-in) Wine welcome with Vanessa Isaac. "Meet your fellow travelers and learn the way of the land", while having a glass of wine.
Saturday Classes, October 19, 2013
12:00pm to 1:00pm – Yoga, bring your yoga mat
1:15pm to 2:30pm - Strictly Samba (Basics first, then mixed level Choreography) (Vanessa)
3:00pm to 4:00pm - Balance and cool moves for dancers (Alfred)
4:15pm to 5:15pm - Samba Reggae Bliss/ Afro Fusion - Brazilian Street Dance (Nadra)
5:30pm to 7:30 pm - Rest, Dinner on your own
"A Journey to Brazil" Party starts at 7:30 to 11pm at EOS in Santa Barbara,
Sunday Classes, October 20, 2013
11:00am to 12:00pm - Stretch/Movement/Balance (Autumn)
12:00pm to 1:00pm - Contemporary Brazilian Dance (Vanessa)
2:00pm to 3:30pm - Late Brunch at *Brasil Arts Cafe (Brazilian Brunch)
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