My F&W
quick save (...)

Carlinhos de Jesus

11 Rua Alvaro Ramos
Rio de Janeiro , Brazil

Dancer and choreographer Carlinhos de Jesus heads this Rio ballroom dance school, where teachers give instruction in typical Brazilian rhythms like forro, lambada, xaxado, and (of course) samba. The latter has become a national symbol, its roots stemming from African religious traditions brought to Brazil by the cross-Atlantic slave trade. Students at the school also learn steps to international and Latin rhythms like salsa, cha cha, and hip-hop. During Carnival, de Jesus leads a parade known as Dois prá lá, Dois prá cá—an afternoon block party that starts at the dance school.

You might also like
The Dish
Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.

Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.

Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers and epicurean insiders at the culinary world's most spectacular weekend, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 19-21.