Forró originated from northeastern Brazil in the early 1900's. It is probably the most popular dance style in Brazil today.
Forró is best described as a fun and cuddly dance style, and is suited for all ages.
Traditional forró is played with three instruments; accordion, zabumba (a type of drum) and a triangle (a metal one). None of these instruments require power, so the forró can be taken everywhere. The lyrics are usually about love, passion, sadness or homesickness.
There are four main styles of forró. “Baião”- the original and fairly fast paced, “Arrasta-pé”- the fastest of the four styles, “Xote”- a slower paced style, and “Universitario”- the most modern of the styles which also includes influences from rock and roll and salsa.
We teach a combination of these four styles of forró which allows people to get up and dance to any forró music playing at the party!