“I’ve had such a blast with Mishel and the Sambaliscious tribe over the past 6 months. My health and fitness, mind body & spirit have improved immensely as a result of Mishel’s fitness classes, guidance, positive energy and sense of empowerment!”

Tanya Nguyen

DANCE CLASSES

Samba Fundamentals (Level 1)

Learn the basics of Brazilian Samba with lots of hip drills, body movement, technique practice and fitness drills to support your body conditioning for dance!

Suitable for both beginners and experienced dancers.

Samba Improvers (Level 2)

Take your Samba to the next level with focus on footwork sequences, body movements, musicality and faster Samba technique.

Suitable for students with a minimum 6+ months Samba experience.

Intermediate/Advanced Samba (Level 3)

Up-level your Samba with advanced drills, technique, fitness, musicality, body movements
and footwork and find your own unique style with lots of freestyling practice!

Suitable for students with a minimum of 12+ months Samba experience.

Performance Samba (Level 4 – by invitation only) 

Advanced Samba technique, including dance conditioning, footwork patterns, body movement, parading, musicality, stage presence and choreography.

Suitable for students with a minimum 18-24 months Samba experience.

 

FITNESS CLASSES

Salsaton (mixture of Salsa + Reggaeton)

45 minutes of amazing tunes, sexy body movement and sweating up a storm! No dance experience or partner required – just come and have fun with us!

Brazilian Abs/Butt/Thighs 

Tone, lift and firm up your body in this high intensity class focusing on tried and tested exercises from Brazil for stronger abs/butt/thighs. Suitable for all levels of fitness.

SAMBALISCIOUS TEACHERS

Tracey has been dancing since the age of 3 and is no stranger to stage, the camera, film and television, having worked as a professional model for many years. Tracey received a formal education in classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Theatre, and completed her first dance teaching with the Royal Academy of Dancing and Australian Teachers of Dance syllabus systems.

Her passions are Brazilian Samba and Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts incorporating dance, music and acrobatics), which she has been training for and performing in for the past 18 years.

As a professional behavioural therapist, Tracey understands the need to continue professional development. She has travelled to Brazil twice to train with the world’s best instructors, and fulfilled a life-long dream when she performed on a float in the 2016 Rio Carnival with Sambaliscious.

Jenna first discovered a love of all things Brazilian while playing volleyball – one of Brazil’s national sports. However, it wasn’t until one of her volleyball friends invited her to be part of a Brisbane Carnaval parade that she became obsessed with Samba, and she hasn’t looked back.

Jenna’s background includes being part of the Queensland Academy of Sport for indoor and beach volleyball, and she has won national championships for indoor volleyball in both Australia and England. Through this, she has developed a thorough understanding of body mechanics, and has a variety of exercises to strengthen and tone the belly, butt and thighs! Jenna is also a full time high school teacher, with a Masters degree in Educational Studies, and 10 years experience in the classroom.

She is committed to her professional development, and is currently learning all she can about the history of Samba, and how it has developed along with Brazil. Jenna also dances Samba de Gafiera, Cuban Salsa, and Brazilian Zouk.

Jessie has always loved to dance, starting early on with Jazz, Contemporary and Ballet, and later moving into her first love, Hip Hop.

However when she was introduced to Latin dance, she fell head over heels! She threw herself into all Latin styles, including Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton and Samba, and has since performed at numerous festivals across Australia.

Jessie has travelled to Rio twice to undertake professional development and perform on a float in the Carnival with Sambalilscious.

She is a qualified fitness instructor and drives almost daily from Toowoomba to both teach and train! Now that’s a passion for dance!

Paige has been dancing Jazz, Tap and Ballet since the age of 5 and continued with her passion for dance after high school by moving to Sydney to undertake a full time Performing Arts course.

After graduating, she worked in Japan and Hong Kong for Disney and now works at Movie World (as catwoman!), as well doing professional showgirl and commercial dance gigs for corporate entertainment.

Paige came across Samba after being introduced to Salsa and Bachata, and has since immersed herself in the Brazilian dance industry to soak up as much knowledge as possible, including plans to travel to Brazil for Rio’s Carnival and to train with its famous Samba masters.

“Samba is energy – I love everything it represents – femininity, vibrancy and most of all – soul.”

Sambaliscious Teaching Team