Pé Descalço

The School

Pé Descalço is a dance school teaching Forró Pé Descalço, a unique style we developed which is rich in movement, musicality and heavily influenced by ballroom dancing.

Community, the culture of spontaneity and the idea of going beyond yourself are at the heart of of our values. Through fun, friendship and relaxation, we enjoy transforming the lives of people with dance.

We always enjoy welcoming new students to the school and your first lesson with our school is completely free.

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Pé Descalço


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Pé Descalço

The worlds largest
forró school

Pé Descalço is one of the worlds largest Forró schools, counting 11 Units in the southeastern Brazil: Belo Horizonte/MG (five), Contagem/MG, Nova Lima/MG, Juiz de Fora/MG, São Paulo/SP, Niterói/RJ and London/UK. Pé Descalço teachers are frequently invited to teach workshops across Brazil and all over the world.

The first Unit was called Antônio Carlos, it began on April 12th, 2003 as a Social Project. At present there are approximately 750 students in total and during its 15 years of existence it is estimated that more than 9000 students have passed through the doors of our school. The working team currently consists of 80 people, including administrative staff, examiners, teachers and Unit directors.

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How does it

The Pé Descalço methodology has 8 steps: warm up, stretches, practice in front of the mirror, meet and greet of couples, movements (steps), interaction, relaxation and class messages.

At Pé Descalço there are 7 levels of graduation: transparent, white, blue, advanced blue, black, advanced black and red. Each level is passed by taking the Necklace Exam – one of our most important events.

In order to maintain organisation and high quality of the dance, exams take place every 3 months for beginners and every 6 months for experts. These help students better absorb the rhythm and be able to lead according to each necklace.

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