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Afro-Brazilian Dance

I could’ve danced all night. I could’ve danced all night, and still have begged for more.

CAPOEIRA

Build strength and confidence training with our grupo de Capoeira

BRAZIL TOURS

Experience it first-hand

Events

Attend an event or create your own

The high quality of sound, video, and instructions make all these classes engaging and even while social distancing one can actually sweat!

Nimi J

Meet Our Founders

Daniel Nery dos Santos Filho and Aileen Panke are co-creators of Bahia In Motion, an organization offering Brazilian dance and Capoeira to adults and youth, and tours to Bahia, Brazil. Their story began in Salvador, Brazil where they met in 2004 studying dance. They shared a dream of opening a studio which offered a place to build community and promote wellness. In 2008 they married and moved to Seattle, WA. They have worked diligently over the past 12 years to create Bahia In Motion and Grupo de Capoeira Moringa de Barro. Bahia In Motion has partnered with several Seattle-based schools and organizations including Seattle Theater Group, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Spectrum Dance Theater and Cornish College of the Arts. In June 2012, they opened Balance Studio in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle where they now hold their weekly Capoeira and Afro-Brazilian dance classes.

Daniel and Aileen’s work is rooted in their firm belief of the importance of a balanced body, mind and spirit and the integral role the arts play in nurturing this balance. They are committed to building community, promoting health, honoring diversity, and enriching the lives of individuals across the lifespan.