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Beto Guimaraes

Born and raised in Olinda in the state of Pernambuco in northeastern Brazil, Beto Guimaraes is dedicated to sharing the richness of his culture through the many forms of brazilian dance such as samba,samba de roda, pagode, coco de roda, samba reggae, frevo and Maracatu.  As of 2017 Beto is based in Portland, Maine, USA!



You can contact Beto for Workshops,
Performances, Classes, or
Private Lessons


(510) 325 – 2442

Weekly Classes


Mondays 7pm to 8:15pm

Brazilian Beats Samba Class

Hustle and Flow Studio

155 Brackett St. Third Floor Portland, Maine 04102

Beto taught dance from NE Brazil at the

California Brazil Camp.

Week 1: August 20-26

Stay up to date on workshops

and weekly classes with





Beto Guimaraes, Director of Dance

MARACATUpdx exists to foster community through the awareness of and participation in Brazilian music, namely Maracatu Baque de Virado of NE Brazil. The primary way we create awareness and opportunities for participation is through our performing ensemble, the Community Group. Participants meet regularly and sing, drum and dance. During the Spring, the group prepares for it’s annual event of marching in Portland’s Pride Parade that is put on by Pride NW. In addition to the parade, they also play events such as Seattle’s Folklife Festival and Salem’s World Beat Festival.

All are welcome to join the fun as Dancers, Drummers, Singers or Supporters!

For more info visit:

Musical Resources