Alegria do Norte




Our program this year is filled a variety of danceclasses adapted to all levels. In addition to forro-workshops we will have forro instrumental classes, Samba no Pe, Samba de Gafiera and classes of Frevo. 


Open level - Foundation of dance, connection, steps and musicality will be covered, which are great for beginners and good to practice and refresh for more advanced dancers

Intermediate level - for those who have mastered the basic steps and wants to expand their dance vocabulary; more advanced moves, lead and follow including styling will be covered.

Advanced level- for those who wants to add more spice to their dance and style; complex moves and teckniques as well as musicality will be covered.


Frevo is a dance and musical style from Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. It evolved from Capoeira, where the traditional weapons were traded in for a less threatening umbrella. This acrobatic dance is traditionally associated with Brazilian Carnival.

Instrumental forro classes

Learn how to play the percussion instruments:

- triangle

- zabumba

- agogo

- ganza


learn how to play forro music from and with experienced musicians. 

Percussion of forró create the rhythm,

beat and flavour of the music and dance.

This class will help you

appreciate the foundation of this traditional music genre.

Samba no Pé

Samba no Pé (literally "Samba in the foot") is a solo dance very common in Brazilian Carnival. This is also one of the most common types of samba dancing in Brazil.


Although many people envisage Samba no Pe as being out of reach with the images of Carnival ladies dancing in tiny bikinis and men moving their feet at super human speed. But learning and dancing Samba can be extremely fun and exciting!

Samba de Gafiera

Samba de Gafieira is a subtle combination of salon-dance style movements originating from maxixe (sometimes referred to as the Brazilian Tango), with some of the best of Samba music styles and gestures originated in Brazil and different Afro-Brazilian sounds.


Originating in Rio de Janiero’s working class dance halls in the 1930’s, the term “gafieira” gained recognition by the 1940’s and referred to the popular dance halls, hence the name samba de gafieira.


Sometimes referred to as

“dança de salao”.


The Afro-Brazilian artform Capoeira is practiced as a sport, performance, art and dance.


A Capoeira class for children is included in our programme.

Venues for the festival:

Melahuset, Mariboes gate 8,

0183 Oslo, Norway



Phone: +4740588632