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Afro Brazilian Cultural Center of N.J.

554 Bloomfield Ave
Phone: (973) 744-4934

We are the Home to All Things Brazilian & Beautiful

Located in the heart of Bloomfield, we host many Brazilian Arts including capoeira and samba. We also have yoga, zumba, salsa, and more!

Music & Dance Ensemble

The Afro Brazilian Cultural Center of New Jersey Music and Dance Ensemble bring to their audiences the rich African influenced rhythms and dances originating in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, a region known for custom deeply rooted in the traditions and spirituality of ancestral Africa.

The Ensemble performs works from Afro-Brazilian folkloric dances such as samba, maculele, and the dances of the forces of nature, known as orixas in Brazil. It features a performance of capoeira, an Afro Brazilian martial art that combines dance, music and acrobatics.

All are accompanied by live percussion and traditional instruments making for an exciting and engaging performance. Join us for an experience of Afro Brazilian culture through our promotion of cross-cultural understanding, see something global in an authentic way, and interact with our International Ambassadors, no passport required. Experience the magic of Salvador!

Dance and Movement Classes

Our Center at 554 Bloomfield Ave has two studios offering classes each week. There is a class for you at a price you can afford:

  • Capoeira
    An ancient art originating from Brazil in the 1500's by the African slaves who disguised combat into what seemed like a dance that has since been refined and passed down throughout generations. The roots of this art run deep within Brazil as the presence of unity, music and triumph  are what continue to power this community and this way of life.
  • Zumba
    Come enjoy a class full of energy constant dancing, Zumba incorporates a combination of Latin and pop rhythms for a not only a great experience but a great workout!
  • Yoga
    Challenge both the body and mind with the practice of unifying individual consciousness and universal consciousness. 
  • Samba
    The history of samba directly coincides with that of capoeira; used by the African slaves in Brazil to throw off the appearance of fighting into a mere expression of dance; this rich style of dancing is practiced to this day. Designed for all levels, samba class starts with a warm up that exercises basic isolation of the body. Followed by stretching and strengthening exercises. The whole class is taught to the sound of the upbeat and irresistible Brazilian music. Be ready to sweat!
  • Viva La Femme
    Sensual, upbeat afro-latin dance fusion performed to an eclectic playlist of R&B, neo-soul, 70’s funk, deep house, Latin jazz, and Afro-beat. Dancers will develop a sense of rhythm, flexibility, presence, and a fierce repertoire of sexy, elegant moves. This is an aerobic, sensual fitness class – you will burn calories and sweat!  
  • P.O.P.
    A one-of-a-kind sensual fitness class that combines elements of dance, kundalini yoga, deep stretches and exercises that strengthen the hip, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. You will learn sacred, sensual movements that women have performed since the beginning of time to enhance their vitality, prepare for motherhood and menopause, remedy bladder control issues, and ultimately experience deeper, more satisfying sensual pleasure. 

Please check our schedule on our website abccnj.com for class times & updates

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Hours:

Monday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Afro Brazilian Cultural Center of N.J. | 554 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ