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The Brazilian Forró dance and camping festival! Want to dance at the biggest Brazilian dance camping festival in the Uk?! Workshops, Performance and Live music every night!! Join us for our festival out in the wilds, where we shall camp, dance and frolic under the stars! Surrounded by green, with a huge field for us to enjoy, showers, toilets and an amazing hall for dancing, The village hall at Asheridge is just one hour from London on the Metropolitan line! There’ll be activities all day and evening, great bands and teachers to inspire us with their experience and passion for a host of…

Check out the list of festivals for the coming months. Save the date and prepare your feet for some action! Berlin, Germany | 26-29 January 2017 | More info France – Pot Laval (Drome) | 10-12 February 2017 | More info London, UK | 10-12 March 2017 | More info Basel, Switzerland | 16-19 March 2017 | More info Prague, Czech Republic | 23-27 March 2017 | More info Paris, France | 20-23 April 2017 | More info Dublin, Ireland | 26-May 1 April 2017 | More info Lille, France | 5-8 May 2017 | More info Munich, Germany | 25-28 May 2017 | More info…

When someone asks “So what is forró like?”, it’s difficult to pick a single video. Different dancers have different styles, and the connection between the partners is also very important. See some of our favorites below. Look at this amazing complicity between the two dancers, such a simple and gentle exchange! https://vimeo.com/118164421 A seductive and cheeky show with Camila, who is a teacher in Lisbon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9KPL6_SXjY A sexy and technical show from the pé descalço school of forró: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=189&v=l8kH0wfhPHA For more videos from London and around Europe, check out this Youtube channel from a fellow London forrozeiro, Chinedu.

What are you doing for Easter? The Paris festival offers 4 days and nights of music, dance and fun for after the Easter weekend! And you also get to visit beautiful Paris in spring, how can it get any better?!  You can now buy the tickets on forroshop.com! There will be 4 awesome parties in iconic Parisian venues, with the Friday and Saturday ones at the Cabaret Sauvage – an absolutely unforgettable circus and cabaret mix – see pictures below: The guest bands will include Forró Afiado, Miltinho Edilberto and Geraldinho Lins. The festival will also feature a staggering 100 hours of…

Marking it’s 6th anniversary on the London scene, Forró London Official’s Festival is back and rearing to go. Boasting 3 jam packed days of workshops, 4 tremendous nights of parties till the small hours, and one love – Forró! Tickets start from £20 for parties only. Save the date and save your place now – buy your ‘early bird’ full pass for only £89 on forro-store.com You can find additional festival information such as teachers, programme and ticket options on this ticketing page. Click for more information and details: here.

There is no particular dancewear, other than “relaxed brazilian style”! As it gets very hot, the best bet is to wear clothes and shoes from breathable and light materials. Any summer gear will do, but if you are looking for something special, many venues and festivals sell their own cotton t-shirts. Girls may want to find a flowing skirt to show off their hip movements, like one of those layered skirts. The shoes The only tricky part is shoes for the forrozeiras (=girls who dance forró!). Since the followers mostly dance on tiptoes, it is really important to have comfortable shoes that…

We knew about forró in Brazil and in Europe, but turns out the forró community is also very strong in… Japan! That is because there are many Brazilian immigrants in Japan, who may or may not have Japanese roots, and they have brought the Brazilian rhythms back to Japan with them. The community is the strongest around the area of Nagoya, where many of them settled, but there is also some forró in Tokyo. One of the groups that also organises parties is Nosso Forro, where Sergio and Larissa teach pé descalço style, they are based south of Nagoya. There is…

Another great source of forró music online is the Forró Stream channel on Youtube and Facebook. Their collection has a great mix of old vinyls as well as fresher styles and remixes. It includes most songs you would hear in the parties. Explore and enjoy! Wondering where to start? Try these: A cheeky song from Trio Bastião.. hmmm haaa! (listen and you will understand 🙂  ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GbBFtk6QM4 A laid back xote, just sit back and chill.. or grab someone and start slowly swinging to the sides: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwP14jW2L3U Or travel in time and listen to a creaky old vinyl:…

We are forró music lovers and want to share the classics and our favorites with you. We know that especially at the beginning it’s hard to find the favorite songs songs you hear at the parties. Check our Music&Video section regularly, to see our suggestions. Check out our curated playlists, we will update them regularly! %CODE4% %CODE5%

All this information on forró in Europe… but how do they dance it in Brazil? Well, it’s pretty much the same, but those lucky guys usually have nicer weather and can dance outdoors 🙂 They also get to enjoy the best live bands, and sing along because they know the songs by heart! Forró in BRazil is as much about the music as it is about the dance. Here’s a few videos from “normal” parties in Brazil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXpC0f7arGE TIPS Like this song? It’s by Marinês – Mutirão de Pedreira – you can find it on our soundcloud playlist here. Want the same shoes as…

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