On Tuesday 7th July, we were lucky to be joined by the wonderful Marta Scott, who is a performer, choreographer and teacher living in Brighton. Not only has she choreographed pieces for Notting Hill Carnival on multiple occasions, but she has also worked for the London School of Samba, which is the oldest samba school in the country, and runs her own dance company, which focuses on inclusivity and empowerment. These ethos really came across in her class with us, which began with an introduction to samba as a style, before she taught us some of the basic samba steps. We learned how to practise these in order to execute them more quickly, and then she took us through some routines which worked on samba technique, fitness and confidence. Thanks to Marta's infectious personality and the wonderful routines she put together, all participants had a really wonderful time and came out of the class having been immersed in the samba carnival spirit.
For more information on Marta's work, check out her website: https://msdance.org.uk/