World Dance Faculty Bio | Janete Silva | Steps on Broadway
Faculty - Steps on Broadway

World Dance

Janete Silva

Janete Silva has studied dance since childhood and has performed with various acclaimed local and international companies such as Dance Brazil (NY), Bale Folclórico da Bahia (Brazil), Bahia Brazil (Los Angeles), Orquestra Popular da Bahia (Brasil), Freddiek Bratcher and Company (Miami) to name a few. Her professional training includes Afro-Brazilian Dance, Ballet, Modern Dance and Silvestre Technique. Janete has appeared as a dancer on star singer Ivete Sangalo's recent DVD who recently performed at Madison Square Garden in NYC.

Currently, Janete is a master dance teacher in New York City. She also travels regularly for bookings and has most recently participated in the Lowell Folk Festival (Lowell), National Black Arts Festival (Atl, GA), the Brazilian Independence Day Celebration, Target's Super Sabado! at El Museo del Barrio, and the Houston Brazilian Festival.

Class Description
Afro-Brazilian dance is full of spontaneous, soulful, exotic, and energetic movement that will energize your body and spirit. The classes present sequences and exercises to prepare the body for uplifting and exciting dances from northern Brazil where African influences are most present. In this class, you will learn to develop rhythm & coordination, stay fit, relieve stress, and of course learn about Brazilian culture. Styles include: Samba, Samba de Roda, Axé, Afro-Brazilian, Sambareggae, Afoxé and Orixas.
Live Drumming accompaniment