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Zouk & Samba with Adilio Porto


Tue 22 Nov 2011, 6:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Tauranga Baptist Church, 640 Cameron Road, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Student - 1 workshop: $20.00
  • Adult - 1 workshop: $30.00
  • Adult - 3 workshops: $80.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: latindancetauranga

This is a big night for zouk in Tauranga. Adilio Porto, originally from Brazil who now has his own dance academy in Amsterdam, is coming...

Tauranga workshops
6:00pm - Zouk improvers/intermediate
7:15pm - Zouk intermediate/upper-intermediate
8:30pm - Samba de gafieira improvers

Private lessons available by booking - only $120 single $150 couple. Please contact Rowena or pay Mark.

Email to book as places are limited.
Please deposit the correct amount into the following bank account: 12-3095-0204615-01 and email Rowena with your booking. Thanks!

Additional workshops in
Auckland on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November at Dance Pro Studios
Wellington on Wednesday 30th November and Thursday 1st December at Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre
Christchurch Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December at Salsa Latina
Visit the Facebook link!/event.php?eid=165278493558389 or email Rowena for more information about these locations.

Adilio Porto (dancer, dance teacher & choreographer)
Adilio Porto has been working with dance since 1988. The start of his professional career in dance was marked when Jaime Aroxa invited him to enter Jaime's Dance Academy in Botafogo (Rio de Janeiro), after seeing Adilio dance at the 1st Lambada competition at 'Roxy Roller' ('Roxy Roller' was the first place for Lambada dance in Rio de Janeiro). He joined Jaime Aroxa's dance company and started to work as a dance teacher at the academy. Adilio worked 10 years for Jaime and considers him as one of the best dancers in the world. He divides his dance career in two parts: before and after working with Jaime Aroxa.

After working with the Lambada dance, Adilio started to spread the rhythm of zouk love all over Brazil. This turned out to be a great success for both him and Jaime and Jaime started new dance academies in several cities all over Brazil. Adilio was sent out into Brazil to teach the rhythm of zouk love.

Adilio has participated in a lot of different events, such as congresses, movies, television, theatre and shows. The media and teachers in Brazil regard Adilio as the best dancer and teacher of Brazilian Zouk in the world.

Adilio taught most of the Zouk teachers in Brazil what they know. The largest dance company specialised in Brazilian Zouk was owned by Adilio and is now managed by his former ex-wife and ex-dance partner Renata Pecanha.

Adilio currently works in Europe. It is his goal to use his experiences from Brazil to make the knowledge of Brazilian dances grow in Europe.

At the moment he is on a world tour celebrating 20 years of zouk. He is currently touring Australia before coming to NZ.

Adilio Porto says: "Let's think about dance and let's get united so that all people that do not dance will get to know dance and the joy it can bring. Long live dance. Life is much happier when we are dancing."

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