“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 Fitness 

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, and then returned as a Passista in the top division of Carnival in 2019.

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.

Emily is our little ray of sunshine who is completely in love with Brazilian culture! She started her journey training in Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts), then discovered the beautiful, sensual style of Zouk, and finally became completely enchanted with the vibrant Samba no pe!

She loves how intoxicating the Samba rhythm is, and how you can’t help but move your whole body when you hear it! Emily’s favourite part of teaching is helping students to realise they can achieve things they thought weren’t possible, and the look in their eyes when they do!

Emily is a high school teacher who brings her wealth of teaching experience and passion for Brazilian culture to every class!

Reggie moved from Venezuela to Brisbane 6 years ago and grew up in a typical Latin American family where music, food, family and friends are everything!

He has been dancing Cuban Salsa for over a decade and also loves the more urban rhythm of Reggaeton where he can really express his big personality (to match his big hair!)

He’s also a black belt in Karate and credits his unique teaching style to both his passion for Latin music and his discipline from martial arts training and competing at a professional level.

Sambaliscious Teaching Team