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Learn to dance with Brighton School of Samba

Learn to Dance

Join us at our regular samba dance workshops and learn a variety of Brasilian dance steps and techniques, as well as choreography and routines for our forthcoming performances.
Come along to a session to try it out – then perform on parade with the School!

Dance Roles

A samba school’s dancers can perform a variety of different roles on parade, and men and women are equally important and equally welcome. A samba school’s dance groups have costumes and routines to include all ages and body shapes – from graceful, bell-skirted ‘baianas’ to sequinned-bikini fast-stepping passistas, muses, male ‘escorts’, ‘amazonas’ and more!

Our Samba Dance Classes

All ages and abilities are welcome and no experience is necessary - just a passion for dance and samba.  We offer beginner/improver sessions for those with little or no previous experience, and sessions for improvers and those who are ready to progress to the next level. If you have some experience but are unsure of which level you are at, come along to any session and chat with any of our dance leads for guidance.


Carla Rezende

Dance Instructor

Carla's passion for samba is demonstrated in her dance teaching style, with high energy and movement in the passista style, focussing on samba no pé - the fast-stepping style synonymous with Rio samba!

A Brazilian, Carla was Brighton School of Samba’s first ever Rainha de Bateria (‘Queen of the Bateria’).

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