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Welcome


Oriental Dance Classes, Workshops, Coreographies and Performances

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Welcome


Oriental Dance Classes, Workshops, Coreographies and Performances

Catarina Branco is a portuguese Oriental Dance (also know as Bellydance) Performer, Choreographer and Teacher.

Distinguished as Young Revelation 2016 and winner of 26 international prizes, Catarina is the most awarded Portuguese Oriental Dancer in international professional solo and the first one to perform in the most well-known Bellydance Company in the world,  Bellydance Evolution

If you are interested in learning to dance or organize an unique event or surprise someone with a new choreographycontact.

 

Upcoming Events

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Classes & Workshops


Classes & Workshops


Regular Classes

Regular Classes in Catarina Branco Oriental Studio in the city center of Setúbal of different levels for those looking to learn or evolve in the Oriental Dance.

Catarina Branco & Students | Performances from the show "The Female Soul of the East"

  • Development of skills such as body awareness, motor coordination, balance, flexibility and musical interpretation.

  • Delivery of theoretical material on the dance origin, history and styles.

  • Opportunities for public performances.

  • Certificate of attendance delievered in the end of the school year.

 

Oriental Dance has attracted a vast number of practitioners due to its ability to improve physical and emotional well-being, with strong positive effects on self-esteem and interpersonal relationship.

Read the testimonial of some of my students so you can discover their own experience.

 

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are ideal for those looking to learn at their own pace and according to their schedule. Catarina will focus entirely on the goal of the student(s) whether it is to start dancing, to evolve in dance, to develop a specific skill or even to prepare for an event.

Price: 35 € / hour | Pack 4 hours: 120 €

Location: In Lisbon at Espaço Dançattitude (Estefânia) or at your choice (limited to the district of Lisbon and the district of Setúbal).

 

Workshop "Girls Get Together" | Bachelorette Parties

Are you looking for an original idea for your friend's Bachelorette Party?

In the Oriental Dance Workshop: Pack "Girls Get Together", you and your friends join arms to learn a fun and sexy Oriental Dance choreography that will spike your feminism and attitude.  A unique opportunity to do something different, have fun and feel feminine while discovering the magic of Belly Dancing.

In the end we will record your dancing and take some fun pictures so we can capture the moment and remember it later on. Or who knows, even perform it...

Price: 150€

Duration: 1h30

Place: You can opt for a place of your choice (condition: within the district of Lisbon or the district of Setúbal) or in Lisbon at Escola Dance Spot.

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Events


Events


If you are interested in organizing a completely unique event with an oriental spice, contact me.

Appropriate Events: 

  • Weddings

  • Theme Parties

  • Corporate Events

  • Dance Shows

  • Runway Shows

Price and type of performance will depend on the specificities of the event. Contact me for more information.

Animation of Andreia's Birthday Party with arabic theme in Aldeia do Meco, Sesimbra

Animation of Inês and Sérgio's Wedding in Rio do Prado, Óbidos

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About me


Oriental Dancer, Teacher and Coreographer

About me


Oriental Dancer, Teacher and Coreographer

Born with an intense passion for dance, young Catarina Branco tried different styles – Ballet, Hip Hop, Burlesque, Bollywood, Salsa, Tango, etc. However, only when she found a dance that mesmerized her from head to toe, did she really committed entirely to one style of dance. That style was naturally Oriental Dance.

IIn 2010, after a year of passionate learning with a local teacher, Catarina joined the prestigious dance academy in Lisbon Dançalivre. That's where she met Sara Naadirah, a portuguese oriental dance master who helped her deepen her knowledge in Oriental Dance at the same time she was studying International Management, a Master she graduated from in June 2015. In the last years, Catarina enrolled in several courses - Bellydance with Gitza (2015), Intensive with Aida Bogomolova (2017 & 2018 editions), Sasaki’s Method - Rebeca Sazaki’s Course for Teachers (Oriental Dance for Children, 2018), Fundamentals for Teachers by Marta Korzun (2019) and has participated in several workshops with renowned names in Egyptian Classical Oriental Dance, Folklore and Arabic Music.

In 2016, Catarina was distingished as Young Revelation in the field of Dance by the City Hall of Setúbal and in 2017 became the first portuguese dancer to join the renowned Oriental Dance Company Bellydance Evolution, directed by the famous dancer Jillina Carlano. Currently, Catarina is the most awarded Oriental Dancer in the country in professional solo, with a total of 19 national and international awards.

Catarina Branco wishes to keep improving and spreading this ancient art through her teaching and her shows, always with the intent of a dignifying and contributing to the increase of the community of practitioners and professionals.

 

PRIZES

Master Category

  • 3rd Place in Ahlan Wa Sahlan 2019 (Classical Song w/ Live Orchestra, Egyptian Folklore & Shaabi ) | Cairo, Egypt

  • 3rd Place in Oriental Montepellier Festival 2019| Montepellier, France

  • 2nd Place in Oriental Dance Weekend 2018 | Lisbon, Portugal

  • 1st Place in Oriental Dance Weekend 2017 | Lisbon, Portugal

  • 2nd Place in Bellyquality Festival 2017 | Madrid, Spain

Professional Category

  • 1st Place in Danish Open Bellydance 2018 | Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 3rd Place in Danish Open Bellydance 2018 (Live Table Solo) | Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2nd Place in Roma Egyptian Passion 2018 | Rome, Italy

  • 1st Place in International Summer Bellydance 2017 | Leiden, Netherlands

  • 1st Place in Oriental Dance Weekend 2017 | Lisbon, Portugal

  • 1st Place in Valencia Dance Festival 2016 | Valencia, Spain

  • 3rd Place in International Summer Belllydance 2016 | Leiden, Netherlands

  • 1st Place in Bellyquality Festival 2016 | Madrid, Spain

  • 2nd Place in Noite de Estrelas 2015 | Lisbon, Portugal

  • 3rd Place in Habibi Festival 2015 | Pamplona, Spain

  • 1st Place in Pyramid Awards 2014 | Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 1st Place in Miss Bellydance Ireland 2014 | Dublin, Ireland

  • 2nd Place in East Fest Lisbon 2013 | Lisbon, Portugal

Folklore Category

  • 3rd Place in Oriental Marathon Festival 2019 | Montepellier, France

Amateur Category

  • 2nd Place in Revelação Dançattitude 2013 | Lisbon, Portugal

  • 1st Place in East Fest Lisbon 2011 | Lisbon, Portugal

Group Category

  • 1st Place in Bellyquality Festival 2017 | Madrid, Portugal

  • 1st Place in Oriental Dance Weekend 2016 | Lisbon, Portugal

  • 1st Place in Noite de Estrelas 2015 | Lisbon, Portugal

  • 2nd Place in Prémios Grupo Dançattitude 2013 | Lisbon, Portugal

  • 3rd Place in Prémios Grupo Dançattitude 2013 | Lisbon, Portugal

 

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Contact me


+351 915 401 202

info@catarinabranco.com

Contact me


+351 915 401 202

info@catarinabranco.com