Things to do in Rio de Janeiro!!!
This page is here
to help you find places to dance, and places to lern how to dance in Rio. This is not your average tourist list of places
to visit like the Christ the Redeemer Statue or Copacabana beach, but a list of fun places to dance samba and forro, and experience
Brazil like a local. To really get the full flavor of Brazil you have to dance there or go to a place to watch people dance.
There is more to this wonderful city then the beaches.
Explore and have fun!!!!
page is currently still under construction.
Here are some places that you should visit while in Rio.
BOA VIAGEM, e divirta-se!
Rio you can not miss LAPA
Carioca da Gema
You can't miss the chance to see some of the
current greats of samba playing in this restaurant including Teresa Cristina and Moyseis Marques. I love the fact that you
can be on the dance floor doing the samba and the waiter comes around with a ice bucket of beers selling them. That made it
easy to decide. The groove inside this place is second to none.
Endereço: Rua Mem de Sá, 79 (Lapa)
2221-0043 Rio, RJ
Lavradio, 20, Centro Antigo - Rio de Janeiro - RJ (próximo à Praça Tiradentes) -(21)3147-9005 http://www.rioscenarium.com.br/
40º - Sinuca e Gafieira
Rua do Riachuelo, 97
Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20230-013, Brazil
This is one of
the oldest ballrooms in Rio and it feels like a walk back in time. If you are a student of dance don't miss checking out this
Address Praça Tiradentes 79, Rio de Janeiro
See where ‘Garota de Ipanema' (Girl
from Ipanema) song was written
The song that was written by Vinícius de Moraes and António Carlos
Jobim in 1962 is widely thought to have been written in the Veloso bar, now called The Garota de Ipanema. Whether it was written
at the bar where the duo spent so much of their time or in their homes is open for debate. But what is true is that it was
the place of inspiration for the song becaus the young girl named Heloisa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto who was 18 at the time
used to walk by the bar often to buy cigarettes for her mother accompanied by the whistles and cat calls of the guys inside
the bar. The bar has a nice mix of tourists and locals and if you want to see the exact table and chair where it might have
been written from the table is below a framed picture of the lyrics of the famous song next to the wall. Another photo opportunity
in Rio/ It is a lovely visit to the mecca of bossa nova and it still has a nice vibe of guys playing cards in the corner arguing
about their favorite soccer team.
Address: Rua Vinicius de Moraes 39, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, 22411-010
TAKE A DANCE CLASS:
Take a dance with Marizete's first dance teacher, Egidio Bento.
He is a wonderful dance teacher, and a great guy who also speaks English. Egídio is also a walking history book
of knowledge about the city of Rio, its art and culture. Egídio has taught many classes in NYC with Marizete.
de Dança de Salão Egídio
Rua das Marrecas, 11 - 2o. andar
Centro, Rio - RJ
-2531-1522 - Egídio