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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 20 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 Lisbon and Setúbal for beginner, intermediate and advanced 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: 15€ per friend

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 Espaço Dançattitude.

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Events


Events


If you are interested in organizing a completly 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

Events Mahasin

For Group Performances, get tho know m my award-winning group Mahasin.

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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.

In 2010, after a year of passionate learning with a local teacher, Catarina joined a prestigious dance academy in Lisbon Dançalivre where she found her master Sara Naadirah. Since then, Catarina Branco has worked hard to keep learning and growing. Throughout her career, the dancer has attended several workshops of renowned dancers around the world and participated in several international competitions, achieving all this at the same time that she studied to become a Manager, having graduated from her Master in International Management in June 2015.

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 13 national and international awards.

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

 

PRIZES

Master Category

  • 1st Place in Oriental Dance Weekend 2017 | Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2nd Place in Bellyquality Festival 2017 | Madrid, Spain

Professional Category

  • 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

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