Forró classes are the perfect blend of hugs, laughter and music, community vibes, learning and fun.
More info & register here (Brussels)
For further information about the classes in Ghent, visit Shoonya Dance Centre
Join us for a free trial class before the season starts and let yourself be bitten by the forró bug...
Sun 3rd April - 19h-20h
This is the perfect time to try a fun, new, sociable activity! You can register alone or with a partner.
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We organise weekly Sunday evening práticas. These are an opportunity to dance, practice and reconnect.
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WHO ARE WE
Meet Sarah and the team
Sarah fell in love with forró while living in Milan and she hasn’t looked back since. Building on her experience in sports and language education, Sarah launched and started to teach forró classes in Brussels in 2014.
She now teaches regular classes in Brussels and Ghent, as well as travelling all over Europe and occasionally beyond to teach at workshops and festivals.
Sarah's classes emphasise the importance of presence, connection with our partner and musicality. She also prides herself on trying to achieve that oh-so-delicate balance between technique and creativity, precision and freedom, focus and fun.
The best way to get to know Andrés is to invite him to dance! One of the most generous dancers around, he's the first to open the dance floor and the last to leave it.
Andrés started dancing forró in 2017, and quickly proved himself a dedicated and curious leader. One of his strongest skills is connection, opening up lots of space for creativity and playfulness on the dance floor. In the classroom, he is laid-back but highly observant, analysing what's going on and providing support wherever necessary.
When Hélène started dancing forró in 2016, her desire to learn and her enthusiasm quickly became obvious. She has been assisting Sarah in the classes since 2017, and now teaches independently as well.
Hélène is an expressive and creative dancer, full of smiles and empathy. She also brings this energy to her teaching, blending humour and patience to ensure her students learn well and - of course - have fun at the same time. Her signature warmth and connection will draw you in and put you at ease right away!
Lili has been part of the Brussels forró scene from almost the very beginning. Since discovering forró in 2016, she has become a crucial part of the community: organising events, playing excellent DJ sets, assisting at classes and more.
Her open-mindedness means that no matter the song playing, she'll be dancing - xote, baião, coco, frevo... And with her sunny disposition, clear explanations, and hunger to learn and improve, she's an brilliant asset to the Monitores team.
Everything Patrick does is clean and precise, providing maximum opportunity to connect with his partner. He's the embodiment of quality over quantity.
He started dancing forró in 2018, bringing his background in salsa, bachata and other dance styles with him. If you fancy a philosophical conversation on couple dancing? Patrick is your guy! And in the classroom, he is exceptionally patient, drawing on his diverse dance experiences to clearly communicate the details with a touch of humour.
Simon discovered forró in 2018 in Toulouse and dived straight in, immersing himself in the dance, the music, and the community.
He loves the challenge of breaking down new moves and then practises diligently which creates his signature smooth dance style, whether he's turning universitário-style or exploring the intricacies of roots footwork. In the classroom, he is passionate, detailed-oriented, and untiring - keen to contribute to each student's learning as best he can.