ÓTIMO DANCE COMPANY 

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ótimo (Portuguese)

 
adjective: excellent, splendid, wonderful, optimal

exclamation: great! super! (expression of gladness)

ABOUT US

 Ótimo Dance is a Madison, Wisconsin-based group that performs lively Brazillian-inspired, Samba-based choreography with live drummers, handcrafted costumes, a bold feminine aesthetic and body positivity. Founded in 2012 by Sheba McCants and Cody Jussel, Ótimo quickly gained the enthusiastic support of fellow artists and audiences with its captivating performances. Ótimo features live percussion accompaniment, handcrafted costume designs, and a bold, feminine aesthetic. Ótimo Dance is grounded in gratitude for the communities that embrace and value the contributions women have made to the arts.

 

We Teach Local Classes

Ótimo Dance strives to provide local education and performance programs to all levels of dancers. Since its launch in 2012, Ótimo has served well over 300 individuals through weekly classes, performance workshops, movement workshops, and informal performances.

 And Perform Professionally

The Ótimo Dance Performance Team entertains regularly throughout the year at various locations including the annual Carnaval celebration at Majestic Madison in February or March. They have also been featured at pubic and private events at many premier local and regional venues including High Noon Saloon, Overture Center for the Arts, The Edgewater, La Fete de Marquette and Atwood Fest!

 

Contact us for more info on shows for your next wedding, party or event!

 
 
 

Samba is a lively, rhythmic dance of Brazilian origin. There are a set of dances, rather than a single dance, that define the Samba style. Samba originated in Brazil as a street dance, not in dance studios – therefore, Samba comes in many flavors and each person has their own unique style!

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SHOWS

Madison Carnaval 2020

The Handphibians kick off the new decade with two exciting nights of Brazilian drumming, dance and song! Carnaval 2020 offers two unique and powerful show line-ups that showcase beautiful traditions of Carnaval and the incredible talent of Madison.

★ Saturday, February 22, 2020 ★
Madison Carnaval Kickoff Party

High Noon Saloon
$12 | 18+ | Doors at 8:30 / Show at 9:00
Tickets available: http://bit.ly/37zBU7e


★ Saturday, February 29, 2020 ★
Madison Carnaval Finale feat.
 Ótimo Dance

Majestic Theatre
$18 | All Ages | Doors at 8:00 / Show at 9:00
Tickets available: http://bit.ly/2OI3jeL

 
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CLASSES

Have fun, get a great workout, and meet new people at Ótimo Dance classes!

Each year Ótimo Dance hosts educational and performance workshops exploring various styles of Brazilian dance such as Samba Reggae, Maracatu, Samba no Pé, Samba Axé and more!

Here's what we've got coming up:

 

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Click the buttons below to inquire about performances, classes or private samba lessons.
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FOUNDERS

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Cody Jussel & Sheba McCants, founders Ótimo Dance

Briana Gutierrez
Manager & Director
2017-Present
 
 

Muito Obrigada!

Thank you for visiting by our site! We can't wait to dance with you!
 

© 2015 by Ótimo Brazilian Dance

 

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