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Residency: Brazilian Dance

Artist: Stephanie Bastos

Type: Early Childhood, Residencies, Students with Special Needs


Students are introduced to the rich cultural dance traditions of the Brazilian people, learning dances that have evolved from the fusion of European, Indigenous and African traditions. Students learn the popular Samba, seen at Brazil’s yearly Carnaval festivities as well as Samba Reggae, Samba de Roda, Maculele, and Caboclo; a tradition of the Amazonian Native people in which children dance in honor of the rain, trees and the natural world. *This residency can be adapted for special education and alternative education programs, as part of Arts Unite Us. It can also be offered as an Arts Unite Us Collaborative Residency bringing together special education and general education students. Pricing Residency pricing is flexible depending on the number of classrooms and number of sessions. You can find residency pricing for general education classrooms here. For “Arts Unite Us” scheduling and pricing information for special education and alternative education programs, email us or call 415-457-4878.


Audience Limit: 35 per classroom

Program Length: Minimum 8 sessions each in 2 classrooms (for general education residencies)

Appropriate for Grades:
Pre-K, Secondary SDC, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, All Grades


Assembly Price: N/A

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: N/A

Workshop Cost per Day: N/A

Workshop Materials Fee: N/A

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Technical Requirements


(09) September-October: Hispanic Heritage Month

Curriculum Connections

History-Social Science
Physical Education