Grupo Liberdade's sister dance company, SambAZ, is hosting the First Annual National Samba Queen Contest, "Rainha do Samba USA 2014", which includes a full weekend line-up of dance classes with master teachers, parties, and a full Samba Show and Contest open to the public.
Classes will take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oct 3rd - 5th at Apollo's Ballroom in Chandler, Arizona. A full schedule can be found on the Facebook Event as well as bios for the seven visiting instructors. Come for one class, or all seven!
The Samba Queen Contest is still accepting contestants for solo and teams and already has 30+ entries from around the country! Phoenicians, come cheer for your favorite contestants and dance the night away with Grupo Liberdade and DJ Potira from los Angeles. Doors open at 9:00pm. Admission is $20 at the door, and advance pre-sale tickets are available online at SambaPerformers.com.
One of our favorite dancers and teachers, Kimberly Miguel Mullen, will be returning to Arizona to help judge the contest and teach one class on Sunday, Oct 5 at 12:00 noon. Her class is sure to get to the roots and origins of the popular dance style. Check out her full Arizona residency schedule for Tucson, Sedona, and Phoenix classes.
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