The Samba Reggae Workout, with Quenia Ribeiro: Samba dance fitness classes, Samba dance instruction, Dance fitness cardio workout

June 7, 2016 - Comment

Born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, samba reggae is an explosive, high energy blend of Brazilian samba and Jamaican reggae. Engaging the total body with every step, samba reggae is the perfect aerobic workout – a great way to shake off stress, burn calories, and wake up your senses with invigorating rhythm. Created by renowned samba

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Born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, samba reggae is an explosive, high energy blend of Brazilian samba and Jamaican reggae. Engaging the total body with every step, samba reggae is the perfect aerobic workout – a great way to shake off stress, burn calories, and wake up your senses with invigorating rhythm.

Created by renowned samba instructor Quenia Ribiero, The Samba Reggae Workout begins with an explanation of the basic samba reggae steps and rhythm. Next is a 10-minute warmup including a wide range of exercises to loosen and stretch your muscles, and engage your core.

Next, Quenia leads two workout sessions utilizing her own authentic Samba Reggae choreography:

Workout 1 (medium intensity, 45 min.) breaks down each move in a precise and easy-to-grasp manner, keeping the workout pace fast and steady. Accompanied by performers from her New York City-based dance company Grupo Ribeiro and presenting to live music, Quenia starts every move with footwork and hipwork, then adds the upper body coordination, and offers ample repetition of every step and the entire sequence of combinations from the top.

Workout 2 (high intensity, 7 min.) employs the same vocabulary of dance steps but at a much faster pace! You’ll feel the pure joy of dance and the powerful aerobic qualities of samba reggae. As a social dance, samba reggae is usually done in a follow-the-leader fashion with a few dancers initiating moves and everyone following: Workout 2 is a real samba reggae experience – you will dance with Quenia to the sounds of exotic percussion, presented live by her spectacular Grupo Ribeiro band.

About Samba Reggae Samba is Brazils gift to the world. Like Brazil itself, samba is a synthesis of many cultural influences., with elements from Africa, Europe as well as from the indigenous people of Brazil. Developed in Bahia by Brazilians of African descent, samba spread in its various forms throughout the country. Over the course of its evolution it has finally been embraced across Brazilian society.

There are many different styles of samba music and dance in Brazil. In this instructional DVD Quenia Ribeiro teaches Samba Reggae, a style of music and dance popularized in Salvador Bahia, Brazil by groups such as, Olodum, Ile Aiye, Ara Ketu, and Muzenza to name just a few.

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Comments

Brenda G. says:

Samba Reggae is my top fav workout dvd hands down This is without a doubt one of my favorite workout DVD’s hands down.Pluses1) Quenia Ribero is amazing. Her moves are fantastic. Her energy is inspiring. Background dancers know the routine and are really good. Especially, the one on the right. Keep an eye out for her.2) This is a huge improvement from her Dance Today: Samba video. In this video she explains very well that her left is your right. She also breaks down the moves much better and there is less…

YogaGirl says:

Wow! Wow! Wow! I have to say right at the top that this is a great dance workout. It is energetic; the music is hot and you will sweat. You can see a clip of the dvd at the worlddancenewyork web site. What you can expect:Setting: Quenia and 2 dancers with 5 drummers behind her. She has to talk quite loudly because the drummers are right behind her and any one who has been in a live drumming samba class knows that the drums are pretty loud. The video quality is good. The sound could have been…

Nisey says:

758 calories burned in 1 hour!

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