• Forró and Gafieira classes are back. For more info about our classes, click here.

Who we are

We, Forró Stockholm, are a non-profit, non-religious, non-political organisation with the main purpose of spreading the knowledge of the Brazilian dance and music style such as forró and samba de gafieira, as well as the Brazilian culture in Sweden

What we stand for

Forró Stockholm stands for openness, inclusiveness, mutual respect, ethnic, sexual and gender equality, and see the dance as a way to express these values to create a prestigeless and welcoming environment.

Dance Classes

Samba de Gaieira and Forró

Learn progressively Forró and Samba de Gafieira for five weeks with Ian Martinelle. Tell your friends all about it!
Click “Learn more” for more information on payment, schedule, and location.

Forró Fika

It is a series of events that we have had for a few years, indoor and outdoor. The event starts with a crash course for beginners and it is a free of charge and open for everyone. The event is currently postponed until further notice.

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Prática | Forró

Our Open Prática series offers drop-in possibilities. The series is open to everyone and all levels, and it requires no dance partner to join. The event is currently postponed until further notice.

Refund Policy

Click “Learn more” for more information about our refund policies on workshops, regular classes and parties

Our Dances

Samba de Gaieira

Samba de gafieira is a popular saloon dance from Brazil. Samba has its roots in Africa, and gafieira is the name for the place where the sambistas dance to live music. The elegant dance Gafieira is also called samba a dois (samba between two) or samba de salão (saloon samba).


There are many stories about the origin of the name. Some say forró comes from the word forrobodó, which means “commotion” or “great party”. Some say it comes from the English words “for all” when immigrants saw the locals dancing it. Anyhow, forró became a popular dance in Brazil.

Have a look at the pictures of our recent events


What People Say

Algeria do Norte was the best festival ever, we had a lovely weekend full of joy & happiness surrounded by lovely people from everywhere.

We had the chance to meet incredible teachers & the fabulous band was the best part of the festival!

Many thanks to our Forrò Stockholm community for organizing the festival in such a nice way, they worked so hard to make sure everything is going well!

Shaima Mohammed

One of the most welcoming Forró communities in Europe.

Forró Stockholm organises amazing events with great attention to the details, making sure that the attendees always have a positive experience.

If you are looking to learn to dance, listen to traditional Brazilian Music or make new friends, look no further!.

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Alegria do Norte 2023