We'll have a 60 minutes dance class where you're going to learn the basic moves of samba-no-pé, talk about the difference between samba and Carnaval and also about other Brazilian dances. I usually give tips about places to go to dance and suggest some song you can use to practice by yourself later.
I've been a dance instructor since 2006 and the first dances I started teaching were couple dances like salsa and other brazilian dances like forró and zouk. I created my own method to teach "samba-no-pé", which is the solo version of the dance, world widely famous because of Brazilian Carnaval. The method is focused on showing how one's body is supposed to fell while dancing Samba and then bring the moves from there as a consequence, instead of making people memorize performatic figures and expect to start feeling the music after it. For me the music always comes first.
Our lesson takes place inside a school in Ipanema in one of it's most famous streets. This is the same spot my other dance lessons happen.
Use casual and confortable clothes. Flat shoes are better to use if it's your first time trying samba but you're are free to use any kind of shoes you want. Some time it's easier for women to dance wearing high heels. I don´t recommend sandals, slipers or flipflops that don't hold the heel.