Dancing quadrilha is easy and fun!
Group .BR will offer a free workshop with Andressa Furletti and Debora Balardini to go over the Quadrilha dance basic moves so you can join the fun at their upcoming party Saravá! São João.
FREE - Must RSVP!
Festa Junina (June Party) also known as Festa de São João (Saint John the Baptist Party) is Brazil’s biggest celebration right after the carnival. Brought to Brazil by the Portuguese colonizers, this harvest celebration got mixed with African and Indigenous traditions and became a unique cultural manifestation.
Dancing quadrilha is a big Festa Junina tradition. Most of these dances emerge from 19th century Europe, which was brought by the Portuguese to Brazil. The quadrilha features couple formations around a mock wedding whose bride and groom are the central focus of the dance to celebrate the fertility of the land. People dance in pairs and the singer from the band commands the dance by calling and explaining what the next steps will be.
Come get a feeling of the quadrilha dance while enjoying a beautiful sunset by the East River!