FORRÓ - BRAZILIAN DANCE
CLASSES TWICE A WEEK
Forroz Festival 2020

VENUES

Meetings two times a week in the City of Sydney

THE SHARK HOTEL

Every Thursday from 6pm to 10pm
127 Liverpool St
Sydney NSW 2000

The Settlement

Every Friday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm
17 Edward Street
Darlington NSW 2008

About Us

A community for everyone
Taking the community spirit to the next level, through Dance

Established in September 2015 by three Forró lovers, our community was created to spread the love of Forró in Sydney; offering free dance classes throughout the city.
Forró is a music and dance style originating from the northeast of Brazil. As a partner dance, Forró has influences from European ballroom dances and more recently from Caribbean dances.
We engage locals, visitors and wanderers alike and share values of respect, tolerance, patience, love, harmony and awareness using Forró as a medium.
We welcome people from every social and cultural background, regardless of their religion, sexual orientation or disability.
After one year, a strong community is now established in Sydney, with 60+ regular weekly students and hundreds of occasional guests. We invite you to explore the many challenges and benefits that dance, and community, can bring. Be welcome!!

  • We would like to thank all the volunteers that helped or help this community to be sustainable, active and vibrant. Our goal is to engage people in our community as much or as little as they want. Volunteers enlighten our community with their energy. Some come and go, others come and stay, but they all leave their trace.

  • Augusto, Kris, Moritz, Dan, Claus, Ama, Seno, Sam, Lydia, Bee, Zishan, Eduardo, Hebert, Helena, Guilherme, Letícia, Heewon, Camila, Stephen, Tina, Diego, Natalia, Eddy, Gabriel, Georgia, and many others.

  • To all the students, dancers, Forrozeir@s and Forró enthusiasts all over the world and for the happiness they share through Forró. Forró can change people's lives, transform their paths and create beauty in the world.

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ForrOZ Festival 2020 - FAQS

What’s ForrOz Festival?

Our name, ForrOz, comes from Forró + “Oz” which is a short version of Ozzie (an expression used to refer to Australia or its citizens); and it was chosen to represent all Forró Communities and Forró lovers all around Australia.
The Festival, an event developed by Sydney Forró Dance Community, is dedicated for all forrozeir@s in Australasia (Australia and Asia) and beyond, with the only objective to bring them together to share amazing Forró moments and memories!
In 2020, we will be having our 2nd edition and countdown has just started. The organisation has already started and full of surprises! See some information below, more details will be released soon.

When?

May 7-10, 2020

Thursday, May 7: Esquenta (Warm-up Party).
Friday, May 8: Workshops and Opening Party.
Saturday, May 9: Workshops and “The Big” Party.
Sunday, May 10: Workshops and Farewell (Special Event).

Where?

Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Workshops, Parties and Extra Events’ locations will be released soon.

How much?

Pricing, Promotions and Packages will be released soon. Save the date and follow our social media!

Who’s organising It?

A beautiful 4-year-old community and NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation / Non-Profit) called Sydney Forró Dance, founded by International Forró lovers as a way to voluntarily teach and promote Forró within Sydney and around Australia.

Will the accommodation be provided?

If you are coming from outside Sydney and need accommodation arrangements, we can give you suggestions. More information will be released soon! If you need a cheaper you can join the facebook group “Sydney ForrOZ Festival 2020 - Couchsurfing” and contact our community members in Sydney who can host some people at their places during the event.

Who are the Workshop Teachers?

Forró Teachers and Dancers are being contacted all around the world to join our Festival. The teachers’ names will be released as soon as they start being confirmed.

Ps: If you are a Forró Teacher and is interested in teaching at the Festival, you can send us an Expression of Interest (see the section “How to send an Expression of Interest” on this same page).

Who are the Bands?

Forró Bands are being contacted all around the world to join our Festival. The names will be released as soon as they start being confirmed.

Ps: If you are part of a Forró Band and is interested in playing at the Festival, you can send us an Expression of Interest (see the section “How to send an Expression of Interest” on this same page).

How to send an Expression of Interest?

If you are a Forró Musician, Teacher, Performer or DJ, you can send to us an Expression of Interest to join the group of artists that will be invited to the Festival. The only requisites are: having some material about your experience teaching/playing and be 200% forrozeir@. Send your information and contact details through the form available on the link below:

Send it here!

IMPORTANT: Expression of Interest Form, must be sent before Sunday 24 November 2019

You will hear back from us on the Friday 29 November 2019


Other questions, feedback or suggestions?

Email us on sydneyforro@gmail.com

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