It's been a wild ride for Fogo Azul NYC Banda Feminina and it's only been possible through the love and support of folks like you making donations! We're super excited about participating in this years Dance Parade New York! As we grow in size and popularity in NYC we want to celebrate even harder! Let's have a FLOAT!!!
And...let's make it a Brazilian Dance Party!!!
Wait--what?? 75 women drummers won't fit on a float?!? You're right! We won't! The drummers will be on the street!
Once again we welcome the fabulous Nao Yamada https://www.stepsnyc.com/faculty/bio/Nao-Yamada/
to lead our dance bloco with the drummers in front of the float! Want to be in the dance bloco?? Who doesn't??
To be in the dance bloco, you gotta come to a few of the dance classes with Fogo Azul NYC drummers and Nao!
Details below! Classes are $10!
BUT wait, there's more.......we have special guests on our float...some we can't announce yet, while others we want to jump up and down for!
Marcus Santos will be in town for a gig at Carnegie Hall and him and some of his members of Grooversity will be with us! www.grooversity.com
On top of that we again welcome the ladies of the Brooklyn Express drumline dance team who will lead us down the street!!
Stay tuned for more surprises as to who will be on our float!
Will YOU be on our float???? If you want to! Donate to get a spot on the float to dance and move to the Brazilian Rhythms!
In addition to our long term fundraiser we're looking to make a huge splash at Dance Parade New York this year by doing a campaign to raise funds for a parade float! We need your financial help! If we go over our goal then we'll get an even bigger float!
Join in the fund as we collaborate on the parade Saturday May 19th with a custom FOGO AZUL NYC design:
The folks at Dance Parade have righted a longstanding wrong by repealing the NYC Cabaret Law which is why their theme this year is THE CABARET OF LIFE:
Fundraising perks will be provided on the day of the parade to all those generous dance and drum lovers.
For classes with Nao Yamada these are the dates!
All dates below for times include:
7-:00 PM-8:00 PM - Afro/Samba Reggae Movement Class
8:00 PM - Practice for parade
Monday April 9th @The Secret Theater 44-02 23rd Street, LIC
Monday April 16th @Jackie Onassis Kennedy High School, 120 West 46th Street between 6th and 7th Ave, Times Square, 2nd floor gym/studio
Monday April 23rd--Jackie Onassis H.S.
Monday May 7th--Jackie Onassis H.S.
Monday May 14th @Actors fund theater, 160 Schermerhorn Street, Downtown Brooklyn.
Please email us to sign up for the classes either at [email redacted] or [email redacted]
Stacy Kovacs and the women of Fogo Azul NYC!
- Velma McKenzie
- Alice Bartholomew
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