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Dancing in Santa Teresa & Lapa

This cultural center offers a wide range of courses, including dancing lessons in African styles and samba. Those seeking something different can sign up for classes in percussion, acrobatics (run by the respected dance-theater-circus outfit Intrépida Trupe) or capoeira. Percussion and circus-arts courses typically cost R$210 for twice-weekly classes for a month. Capoeira costs R$120 for a month.

You can also take a drop-in yoga class (R$30), currently held on Tuesday and Thursday at 12:30pm and Wednesday at 12:45pm.