Our philosopy is to provide a variety of Latin and Brazilian dance styles to people of all levels! Our head instructor is all the way from Rio De Janeiro - BRAZIL! His aim is to bring to you not only dance steps, but also the culture that is attached to each dance.
NO EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER NECESSARY! You come to be taught to dance, it is not a pre-requisit!
LOCATION FOR DANCE CLASSESS
SUNSHINE COAST (Absolute Aerials - 47 Link Crescent, Coolum Beach)
About Magno Matias
MAGNO DOS SANTOS MATIAS entered the World of Dance at the age of 12, in 2001. His mother, observing his son's innate gift for this art, encouraged him and worked hard for Magno to pursue and achieve his goal.
From the outset, Magno Matias identified with SAMBA and, thus, his first steps in the TRADITIONAL SAMBA were transmitted to him by Professor SÉRGIO FELICIANO.
In 2007, always seeking to learn and improve himself, he began his studies at SAMBA FUNKEADO, when he enrolled at JIMMY DE OLIVEIRA Dance Academy where, a few months after his admission, the Master, realising his aptitude and performance, invited him to participate of the Jimmy de Oliveira Dance Company, an initial step in his career as a teacher and dancer.
Since then, Magno Matias has participated in several events, whether teaching samba classes or making presentations, such as:
OFICIANA DO SAMBA DA ACADEMIA JIMMY DE OLIVEIRA 2010 to 2018 in Rio de Janeiro / RJ;
OFICIANA DO SAMBA DE SÃO PAULO, 2011 TO 2015
SWING BLACK, 2011 - Rio de Janeiro / RJ;
CONAD (State Dance Congress) in São José do Rio Preto / SP, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016
CONGRESSO ESTADUAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO (STATE CONGRESS OF RIO DE JANEIRO), 2014;
CONGRESSO ESTADUAL DE CAMPOS DOS GOYTACAZES/RJ (STATE CONGRESS OF CAMPOS DOS GOYTACAZES / RJ), 2014;
CONGRESSO SAMBASIM, 2014 - Fortaleza / CE;
CONGRESSO DANC A DOIS, 2013 and 2014, Recife / PE;
APDANS CONGRESS, 2016 / PA
CONGRESSO AQUI TEM SAMBA (CONGRESS HERE HAS SAMBA) 2015 / RJ
SAMBA MASTER 2015 (CURITIBA) / PR
OFICINA DE SAMBA GLOBAL EDITION 2015 (MARINGA) / PR
OFICINA DE SAMBA JUIZ DE FORA 2016 / MG
CONGRESS CABO SAMBA 2015 / RJ
Curitiba / PR, Londrina / PR, Vitória / ES, Recife / PE, Fortaleza / CE, Belém / PA, São José dos Campos / SP, São José do Rio Preto / SP, João Pessoa / PB, Petrolina / BA, Juazeiro do Norte / BA, Natal / RN, Maceió (AL) and Macapá / AP.
He taught classes of SAMBA NO PE at the Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro / RJ, at the 2011 and 2012 Carnival. He participated and was champion of the 1st National Festival of Salon Dance, held in Juiz de Fora / MG in 2012.
A studious, incessant, restless researcher, Magno Matias also teaches private lessons, including for the elderly. He is also the creator of and runs, one of the biggest dance events of Baixada Fluminense and Zona Norte in Rio de Janeiro, entitled BAIXADA IN DANCE, which is already in its fourth edition in 2017. In his quest for the dance art, which enchants everyone, notably samba, Magno began his first tour in Australia in 2017.
About Kayleigh McMullen
Kayleigh grew up on the Sunshine Coast where she took dance classes at Sunshine Dance Centre from the age of 3. As she began to dance, Kayleigh discovered a strong passion for movement and the performing arts excelling in performances, eisteddfods and exams. Kayleigh undertook a range of dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary and completed all Royal Academy of Dance exams in their graded syllabus, along with completing the intermediate level of their vocational syllabus with a distinction grade.
It was around this time Kayleigh discovered the Flying Trapeze! She has now been a professional trapeze artist for 5 years performing in corporate shows for renowned resorts, functions and also with Circus Joseph Ashton in WA and Burtons Circus. Kayleigh discovered a further passion for Aerials and travelled to the Gold Coast every week for over a year to train. Her commitment to aerials and becoming a professional in the field meant moving to the gold coast where she trained, coached and performed for Aerial Artistry a company renowned for its quality, technique and breathtaking shows.
Kayleigh now lives on the Sunshine Coast to be closer to her family. Kayleigh takes trips to America when she can to develop her skills and share these with her students. She takes classes from leading performers who had been or were in shows such as Cirque Du Soleil! Kayleigh brings her discipline, grace and technique learnt in ballet to her aerial and dance shows creating a jaw dropping, elegant display of strength and beauty. Kayleigh is always commended for her bodylines and audience connection making her shows that little bit more special!
Kayleigh began to add latin dance to her repertoire in 2017 under the guidance of her partner Magno Matias. Kayleigh has learned from some of the best in the world including Jimmy De Olivera (creator of the Samba Funkeado style) and completing teacher training with Renata Pechanha's program. Together with Magno they teach and perform at congress's worldwide.