October 2023: 9 days of Forró, Festival parties, and Workshops!

Join us in October for free dancing (for free), our festival parties (get your ticket here), Roda de Forró (please donate) and Workshops on 20.-22. October in Essen, Köln and Aachen (more Info soon)!


Previous events

Festinha in Essen, 22.09.2023

We are back – Friday, 22.09., Forró Festinha in Essen. Bring your friends!

When: 22.09., 19:00 until approx. 23:00

Where: Mehrgenerationenhaus, Kerckhoffstr. 22b, Essen

Recommended Donation: 3-5€

Let’s dance Forró!

Workshop Connection & Body Awareness with Luise & Leonie in Köln, Sunday 30.07.

Connection & Body Awareness Workshop
Sunday, 30.7., 18:00-20:00 Uhr
Kennedy Ufer 2, Köln Deutz

The best dances happen when we have a good connection with our partners. But how can we establish that? We want to explore this with you and put a special emphasis on body awareness.

We find that the more we are aware of our own and our partner’s body, the easier we can build connection. The first step for this is having awareness of your own body: your balance, your posture, how it wants to move.

Let’s try this together! We both have experience with this also outside the realms of Forró* and want to share some of that with you.

Open for anyone who has basic Forró knowledge.

Hope to see you there!
Luise & Leonie

*i.e. other (partner) dances, Eurythmy, fascia work, Feldenkrais

PS.: If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

Festinha (small Party) in Essen, Friday 21.07.

Ca. 19:00-00:00. We recommend a donation of 3-5€ to cover our costs. Adress: Mehrgenerationenhaus, Kerckhoffstr. 22b, 45144 Essen

Free Dancing in Essen, Friday 23.6.

We are back in Essen! Join us for Free Dancing in Essen, on 23.6. starting 19:00.

Bring your friends to get to know Forró!

At 20:00, we will have a trial course – fun for everyone 😉

We recommend a donation of 3-5€ to cover our costs.



Kerckhoffstr. 22b

45144 Essen

Felipe Abreu in Aachen and Cologne!

No registration needed. Join us in Aachen for an extended Workshop of 1,5h, from 18:30 to 20:00!


1 WS: FdC Members: 10-14€; Non FdC: 14-18€

2 WS: FdC Members: 18-24€; Non FdC: 24-32€

Cashless payment!

Enjoy fabulous Luiz Henrique in Köln and Bonn!

We are so happy to have him with us! No registration needed. Cashless payment only.

FdC welcomes Sheila Santos and Aurya Pires: Style&Connection and Roots for you!

Register here for the Workshop day in Aachen – 5€ reduction, limited spaces! 

Party with Live music: Cainã Araújo & Band! Before: Workshop with Tau Macedo, and free Schnupperkurs (Fri, 28.4)

He is back with us, aqui pertinho! Welcome to our Forró evening in Cologne! We start with an intermediate Workshop with the Tau Macedo (20:00), a Schnupperkurs free for everyone with Giselli (21:00), and then it’s time to party! Entrance and drinks only cashless. Can’t wait to dance with you!

Musicality in Aachen: Workshops with Dedé and Party Forró im Hof (Saturday 22.4)!

We are so glad to cooperate with Forró im Hof, traditional Forró party in Aachen! For our Musicality themed workshops, we invited Dedé and Oksi from Frankfurt to Aachen, to teach us about applying musicality techniques in your dance. The last workshop will be an amazing step for Advanced dancers. Party Forró im Hof and the Schnupperkurs by Carolina&Jan is, as always, donation based. Bring cash for donations and drinks! Workshops are paid by card only (see prices and address below).

Workshop price system: choose the price adequate to your budget! Card payment only.
1 WS: 11-14€; 2 WS: 18-24€; 3 WS: 21-30€
1 WS: 14-19€; 2 WS: 24-33€; 3 WS: 30-40€


Hof 7
52062 Aachen

Roots with Kevinn Costa in Cologne (16.4.) and Duisburg (15.4. + Festinha)

Kevinn is back in the region to bring you your dose of roots! Come to Duisburg for an extensive workshop day AND small party (festinha, donations welcome) on Saturday! The festinha is free for everyone and the location is only 10 minutes by foot from Duisburg central station. And on Sunday, he will roots up Cologne – please bring clean shoes for our location there! Let’s go!


FdC members: 1 WS: 14€; 2 WS: 24€; 3 WS: 30€

Non-FdC: 1 WS: 19€; 2 WS: 34€; 3 WS: 40€

Reduced prices for whoever needs it: -3€ per workshop.

Card payment only, no registration needed!

Welcome Mardilena = Mardio and Milena in Aachen (17.4)!

Can’t wait to have these experienced teacher couple with us in Aachen! They will teach two amazing workshops in our regular space, Raststätte, 10 minutes by foot from Aachen Central Station. Reduced prices for whoever needs it: -3€ per workshop. Card payment only, no registration needed! See you there!

Party and Workshop 04.03. in Köln – with Getúlio and DJ Gringa!

Can’t wait to dance with you at FdC’s first event in 2023!

Forró im Hof – Aachen

A big thank you to the Forró community in Aachen for organizing this regular event! FdC is on board and is doing the trial course this time.

Saturday, 28.01.23

18:00-19:00 Trial course with Carolina and Claudius from Forró de Colônia

19:00-00:00 Party with DJ Yarvy!

Donations are welcome!

Location: Papillon, Pontstr. 151, Aachen

26.11.2022 Thanksgiving Dancing at FdC and Workshops with Anna and Junio

All revenues from this event were donated to the recovery of Brazilian dancer Marina Abib. More Info:

We gathered 372,96 €! Thank you to the Cologne/NRW Forró and FdC community!

Escape the winter blues at our Forró Thanksgiving Dance! Grab your dancing shoes, we provide music by FdC DJs Paulão and Francisco and cool drinks at Thanksgiving-y prices!

Water: 0,50€

Coke, Beer, Mate: 1€

Also: Forró&Brazil Raffle for all participants! Surprise!

Before the party: Workshops with Anna and Junio from Forró Aachen! We are excited to have them in Cologne!

18:00 Intermediate

19:30 Beginner

Price per Workshop: FdC: 5€, Non-FdC: 10€

Price for party: FdC and Workshop participants: 4€, Non-FdC: 7€

Short course with Carol & Wesley – November in Köln

Carol & Wesley are back in Cologne!

Your chance to see them again after our Festival, or meet them for the first time!

This November, they will give a short course on three Mondays (7., 14., 21.11.).

18:30 Advanced
19:45 Open level – 07.11.: Comfort; 14.11.: Connection; 21.11.: Musicality

1 Level: 7€ (FdC member) / 12€ (Non FdC member)
2 Level: 12€ FdC member) / 20€ (Non FdC member)

FdC Home
Deutz-Mülheimer Str. 117


Be ready for Forró on Saturday, 22.10. at FdC Home!

20:30 Free Dancing with Bar at FdC Home (free for everyone!) 🍻🪩🎶


Before that, 2 workshops with the phenomenal Rafael Wilker (see videos below!) 🕺🙌
18:00 Advanced,
suitable for advanced Forrozeir@s with experience
19:30 Open level (Costa com Costa: Variations!),
suitable for everyone who feels secure with the basics of Forró and tried the Costa com Costa already



FdC members: 1 WS: 10€, 2 WS 15€
Non members: 1WS: 15€, 2 WS 20€
Cashless payment only! No registration necessary.

Come dance with us!