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.
You can contact Beto for Workshops,
Performances, Classes, or
(510) 325 – 2442
Sundays, 12 – 1 pm
Afro-Brazilian / Samba Dance Class
Dance With Joy Studios
7981 SE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
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: MARACATUpdx.com