Sub-teacher alert – Welcome Christine Tutt

We are proud and happy to announce our first sub-teacher, school-grown and fam-loved Christine.

Christine has been training Brazilian samba with Vancouver Samba School since the beginning of 2020 (training non-stop, no-excuse, online and offline). She has also been performing for the last 2 seasons (years) in all our shows and dance performances with Yulia. She is professional, fun, dedicated and very passionate about samba and dance in general. Christine is very caring, she offers her support and attention to everyone who joins our team or classes. One more note – she is so beautiful that you would not want to stop looking at her. But, try to stay focused and learn as much as you can, cause she knows the tricks and techniques to make you a good samba dancer in 3 months.

Christine’s bio:

Professional dance coach and choreographer for award winning Hip Hop dance teams, Christine Tutt is a
professional dancer with years of specialized and varied training – from Jazz and Hip-Hop to
Contemporary and Burlesque. 
Formally trained under local Vancouver Entertainer and notable BC Entertainment Hall of Famer Fran
Dowie, and by 5 time Ralph Hiltz award winner and BC Entertainment Hall of Famer Kay Armstrong,
Christine was already a professional performer by the age of 10.  With her love for dance, Christine has
gained substantial experience, training and numerous performances in varied dance styles such as
Egyptian Belly Dance, Brazilian Samba, Jazzercise, Dance Fit, Hip-Hop, Break-dance, Jazz and Burlesque. 
Christine has extensive knowledge of the human body, dance and fitness as well as instruction obtained
through her training and certifications in formal Ballet, Yoga, Fitness Theory, and hands-on instruction
experience. After a short break from teaching Christine is dipping her toe back in with Vancouver Samba
School. Christine aims to continually create safe, fun and encouraging spaces for dancers of all levels and

Just some of her formal Certifications:

       Group Fitness Theory – 2006
       Fitness Theory – 2006
       Hatha Yoga Teaching – 2000
       YogaFit Teaching – 2005
       Yoga and Continuum Teaching – 2003
       RAD Advanced Foundation (Ballet) – 1991

Christine will be teaching Beginner samba class every Tuesday at 5.15 pm at One Thousand Rivers studio, starting November 1st, 2022. Class info here.

Beginner Samba Class in November 2022

Beginner samba class alert

November 1 – November 22 and November 29 – December 20, 2022

We are offering 2 more beginner sessions in 2022 for those who wanted to start something new – dance samba, but was waiting till the very last minute this year. The time is now! Join one or both sessions and learn from “scratch” as well as join Beginner classes to refresh your knowledge and/or to polish your skills if you already started.

We would also like to introduce you to our sub-teacher, Christine Tutt, who will be leading the class. Read more about Christine here. Come enjoy the atmosphere, have fun and get yourself in shape with us.

Class registration available via email or PayPal purchase here.

Samba Drills 2022

Samba Drills classes in Downtown Vancouver

Every Tuesday at 5 pm. 1.5 hours class of hard work that pays off with incredible mood, diva attitude and new friends and team. What to expect? – lots of sweat and cardio and stamina training, improvisation and “stage presence” drilling. We practice improvisation, drill sequences, love dancing in shoes and working as a team. Intermediate level for anyone who has more than 6 months of Beginner samba training experience and for those with a dance background. Come challenge yourself, and next time you might find yourself on stage performing with us and representing Brazilian Culture.


Beginner Samba Class

Every Friday at 5 pm at One Thousand Rivers studio at 54 W 4th Ave.
Come join our 7 weeks course from September 15 to October 28), 2022 and join our samba joy and love team for more. We learn from zero, you don’t need any experience and everyone is welcome.
Basic samba steps, music, basic moves and sequences, small choreo for fun and lots of conditioning and very good sweat in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Joy is guaranteed.

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November 1-7 is your time to enjoy life, learn dance or improve your skills, lay down at the beach, eat good food, and laugh with new friends and great company. It’s your week to have an easy vacation. We will take care of everything.

VSS offers something that will take days to organize and manage, will take grey hair to communicate and decide how to get to places. We offer a great opportunity for dancers to expand their knowledge and community, to learn from Latin dancers in Mexico and to get inspired. We offer an opportunity for beginners to jump into the world of dance. We offer sweat and relaxation in 6 days. With luxurious views, peaceful and beautiful sunsets, morning walks at the beach which is literally downstairs, infinity pool and “infinity” balcony, and with a great company, you will not want to go back home.

Register before October 1 and get $100 off your package price. REGISTER HERE.


Samba classes in Vancouver, August 2022

It’s nice and sunny outside. May be even a little too hot. So, we decided to relocate back to the Dance Centre (677 Davie Street, Downtown Vancouver) and samba in a spacious and bright studio with air conditioner and also a big patio. Sounds awesome!

Join us for 2 classes every Friday starting August 5 (followed by August 12, 19, 26)

5:15 – 6:15 PM – Samba Drills

6:15 – 7:15 PM – Samba Choreo (VSS team)

4 classes pass – Samba drills – $80 CAD
8 classes – Samba drills + Samba choreo – $160 CAD

Drop-in is available for 5:15 – 6:15 PM class – $22 CAD

Let’s samba. #SambaUnites


VSS at Carnaval del Sol 2022, Vancouver

We were so happy to share Brazilian culture and dance with everyone who attended #CSOL2022 Carnaval Del Sol this year. We consider this event to be a highlight of Vancouver summer. Diversity, community, art, talent, hard work, beauty and joy – this are the words we hear when thinking about Carnaval Del Sol… and latina, of course =)

Please enjoy our videos on Instagram and Facebook. We will share our picture samba love with online followers here.

Samba Drills 2022

Samba Drills classes in May – July 2022

Starting May 3, we are back to One Thousand Rivers studio to teach Samba L2 classes. Register for 5 weeks in May or 4 weeks in June to truly advance your samba skills and work on that dance stamina, to enjoy a big group spirit and to feel lots of happiness and satisfaction after each class. Team members attend the class as well, so you can always have someone to look up for and to feel support from. We also allow drop ins for this class if you are up for a challenge. Reach out at

or follow us on Instagram and Facebook for class videos or new updates.

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Samba Reggae Summer Challenge

Have you heard of Brazilian Samba or took a beginner classes with us? But never heard of Samba Reggae?

Samba has so many “faces” and styles, and each of them is deeply rooted in the Afro-Brazian culture. Therefore, in May, we decided to present a new challenge & introduce you to Samba Reggae. Samba Reggae is a fun combination of Jamaican Reggae & Brazilian Samba. Great vibes, groovy moves & beats, carnival and community spirit, music that will make you smile & dance. We will learn samba basics & understand the differences in samba no pé and samba reggae footwork, in 6 weeks we will also complete a full choreo to showcase later. As part of the course, we will talk about the history of the dance and its significance in Afro-Brazilian culture. As a culmination of the course, a performance opportunity will be granted as well as a professional videoshoot where our Samba Reggae team will shine.

Register through Baza Dance by finding Monday, May, 16 in the calendar.


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Have you been looking for fun, active and at the same time relaxing trip? Missed travelling, vacation and great company? Looking for a group of like-minded people to explore new cities and countries. Just tired of working and need vacation, but don’t want to get lazy and want to join professional semi-private dance classes? Want to come back with full of new knowledge and experience? Want to join us for 7 days trip to Mexico?

Puerto Vallarta, April 9 -17, 2022. 3 packages are available now. All of them include 15 hours of dance, video project, transfer, massage and adventure trips. More information available here.

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Beginner Samba – new time & date

Our regular Beginner Samba class is now moved to Thursday.

Same location: Baza Dance Studios (1304 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC)

New Time: 6 – 7 pm

Starting March 2022, our classes are also changing the format. Now you can register for 4 weeks course. No drop-ins will be accepted for the time of the session. Please register ahead, there are only 7 spots available.

These 4 classes are designed to work on consistent improvement of your samba from “don’t know anything about samba” to “I know the steps, I recognize the music, and I am not even shy to dance a little if you ask”.

Let’s samba together. Follow us on Instagram @vancouversambaschool for daily updates & videos.

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Samba Heels & Samba Drills

Welcome to 2022 samba season.

We are focusing on improving technique and improvisation skills in February and March 2022. In order to feel better about every aspect of samba dance, Vancouver Samba School introduced a new class – Samba Heels – and also opened Samba Drills class for all L2 students.

What to expect? Greatness and easiness. We are working on helpful drills to improve your samba step, speed and coordination, as well as together we come up with small and fun choreos. This process truly helps to work on that creativity and musicality that every dancer has, as well as it leaves a feeling of satisfaction after we dance as a team.

Samba heels classes bring all your training and dancing to the next level. Starting minute one when we put those beautiful shoes, the exploration of the movement and samba starts. Focusing on feeling free to walk, dance and express when in high heels, learning how to control your steps and transfer body weight in the easiest possible way. All this comes in a very safe and warm space. Come play with us.

Classes Tuesday and Friday, 5- 6.30 pm
Location: One Thousand Rivers Studio
Drop-in rate: 25 CAD


Samba classes in November

We are going strong with Fall 2021 samba classes in Vancouver and growing our preformance team. Give us a call or email to find out more and to register for the last 8 classes of the year.

If you are interested in peformances and Samba Shows for December, reach out now so we can organize the best show possible. Samba has its unique magic and we want you to experience it. From beginner to pro #SambaUnites


Samba classes in October, 2021

New class schedule and more samba this fall. We added new samba class weekly to make your life even more exciting, meaningful and beautiful. Samba Drills class is now opened for everyone who likes the challenge and has samba experience. Call us to join the fun. Samba Team training is now scheduled for Friday for those who want to do extra in life, be a performer and gain unique show experience & build friendship and connections with teammates. Samba Beginner class is our most favourite way to introduce you to this beautiful culture and dance art of Brazil. We all start somewhere. #SambaUnites