Muito Quente’s instructors, Blanca and Cindy, never seem to lose control when they’re doing the samba, despite the dance’s frenetic movements and shuffles. They put on spellbinding displays of quick footwork and rhythmic hip shakes, each skillful movement epitomizing the duo’s passion for Brazilian dance, which they have performed professionally at parades and private parties. In addition to standard samba, the dexterous duo executes the rapid repetitions of batucada, the Afro-Caribbean fusion of axé, and the group movement of samba reggae. Blanca and Cindy also regularly build their own elaborately sequined costumes and headpieces to perform at events throughout the area. At Muito Quente’s two dance studios, their passion takes the form of instruction as they teach students samba's calorie-burning moves and shed light on Brazilian culture.
At City Dance Studios, classes are tailored for students with various levels of experience to ensure everyone can enjoy the art of self-expression through movement. Lessons introduce students to
a diverse array of dance styles ranging from classical ballet and jazz, to contemporary hip hop and exotic Bollywood, and West African. Each of the five spacious studios (they range from 900 to 2,400 square feet) are equipped with sprung hardwood or Marley floors and are surrounded by mirrors, so budding dancers can keep an eye on their form and keep pet parakeets occupied until the class has ended.
Equipment: 100+ classes (including martial arts), free weights, weight machines, cardio equipment
Students should bring: Comfortable clothes, a lock, and water bottle. Towels and amenities are provided.
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 25+ people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking garage
Pro Tip: Call ahead to book a class. We also have a cafe on-site.
Q&A with the Director, Sales And Marketing
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
There are so many different class options and workouts to choose from. There is something for everyone. In addition to classes, members can use the Strength Studio and cardio machines for solo workouts.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
[We have a] cafe and juice bar [and offer] massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, free WiFi, steam, sauna.
Has your business won any awards?
SF Best of the Bay 2013.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
[We are] locally owned and operated; no corporate hulahoops to jump through.