We are happy to announce that SAMBA INTRO classes are back to VSS and to Vancouver. This is your perfect chance to start learning Brazilian samba from scratch. These friendly a moderate pace lessons will leave you happy with the results and skills learnt after each session. Samba classes are also a great place to make new friends, to release some after work stress and to get fitter and overall healthier. At VSS, we have been specializing on teaching beginner classes since the 1st day, 4 year ago. We are proud of all the hundreds of students who have danced with us and those who pursued their dance careers further. 8 weeks progressive course starts in May 2023. Register or read more here.
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.
While Brazilian Carnival 2020 is just around the corner (Feb 21 -26) we are half way through our classes for our Winter Samba Course.
Have you always wanted to go to Brazilian Carnival and dive into the atmosphere of Samba parade, live batucada music at every corner, stunning beautiful costumes and dance, dance, dance … Samba everywhere you go?
Have you even thought of going to Brazil to parade in the Carnival?
Vancouver Samba School has a little plan for that for 2021.
But for now, we all need to get better in Samba and make it real hot here in classes in Vancouver so we survive Brazilian heat.
Monday | Open Level | 8 pm
Monday | Team Practice | 9 pm
Wednesday | Beginner Samba | 6 pm
Welcome to 2020 Samba season!
We will be teaching 3 types of classes in Downtown Vancouver this year:
- Beginner Samba on Wed | 6 -7 pm at Baza Dance Studios
- Samba Open Level on Mon | 8 – 9 pm at The Dance Centre
- Samba Choreo (Team practice) on Mon | 9- 10 pm at The Dance Centre
Sign up online (coming soon), via e-transfer or drop-in to classes.
Prices are available here.
Welcome to Fall 2019
We have successfully started new season with additional Level 2 class for those who have taken beginner Samba before or have other samba background. These classes run on Mondays from 8 to 9.30 pm at The Dance Centre (4 floor).
Our BEGINNER series has moved to Baza Dance Studios on Wednesdays, 6 to 7 pm. Join the drop-in classes for the basics, tons of footwork and explanation.
Vancouver Samba School is now an official coordinator for the International Samba Day 2019 flashmob, so, we will learn official choreo in both classes and record by December (depends on the progress). Location and dates of filming will be announced later.
Vancouver Samba Birds Team practices will commence on September 20 at Harbour Dance Studios at 7.45 pm. E-mail or message if you are interested to be part of it.
Brazilian Fair 2019 is here!
Organized by The General Consulate of Brazil in Vancouver, this amazing event for all Vancouverites, guests and tourists, families and friends will take place right in Downtown Vancouver.
Vancouver Samba School will be present at the Event as a vendor, performer and part of our multicultural Brazilian community. Yes, we are a multicultural team, but we love Brazil and love Samba. So, we bring its colours, energy and beauty live in Vancouver.
Come on down to Roundhouse Community Centre Plaza (shine) or The Centre itself (rain) on Monday, September 2. This is why we have Long Weekends, right? – to fully enjoy them and “dive into another culture” and “to travel abroad” while in Vancouver.
For information about classes, see us at Vancouver Samba School booth.
NOTE FROM THE CONSULATE OF BRAZIL:
Anunciamos oficialmente a BRAZILIAN FAIR 2019 !!!
Esperamos vê-los no Roundhouse Community Centre (Yaletown), no feriado de Labour Day (2 de setembro), entre 2PM e 6PM.
Por favor, compartilhem com seus contatos. Vamos fazer desse evento uma grande celebração da comunidade brasileira em Vancouver!
We are back with Beginner Samba Course on September 18, 2019 (Wed)
We have received many requests to continue with Beginner samba sessions and we listened. We are back to teach you the basics, and more than that. We are back together with Baza Dance Studios, one of the top rated, most vibrant and friendly dance studios in the city of Vancouver, offering various Latin and Afro classes.
Classes will run every Wednesday from 6 to 7 pm (isn’t it the best time you could’ve dream about?). Price information will soon posted on Baza website.
P.S. Our Intermediate classes will resume on Monday’s form 8 to 9.30 pm at The Dance Centre
We are happy to advance our lessons as our students advance. After 5 months of beginners classes, we are adding the pilot Intermediate Course of Brazilian Samba to see how we can add on to the basics our students have already learned.
New 11 weeks course will be held at our base location on 677 Davie Street, The Dance Centre, on Mondays, 8 – 9.30 pm.
If you already have Samba dance experience or if you have previously taken the Basics of Samba no Pé, don’t be shy to try out the new series to further advance your skills, get more satisfaction of a high speed and challenge dance class.
If you missed our May 4, June 1 free classes, here is your time to catch up and learn Samba basics absolutely for free this Sat, July 8.
Vancouver Samba School is hosting a free Samba Class for everyone interested. Just bring your sports shoes, water, smile (or not even. we will make you smile) and goo intention.
The class is aimed to teach you beginner skills, basic footwork and hand positioning, posture and attitude in dance. Let’s have fun. No expectations.
Opened for ALL Levels, ALL Genders and ALL ages attendees.
After 4 days of intensive dancing, learning, listening, playing music and even Capoeira at the internationalsambacongress.com there is no better way to share the spirit of such events as passing down some knowledge to students.
International Samba Congress organizers managed to gather top 43 Afro-Brazilian Dancers, Choreographers, Musicians, Artists and advocates from all around the world and amazing students and teachers to give that feeling of full immersion into Brazilian Culture and SAMBA.
Yulia is attempting to bring a piece of that spirit back to Vancouver, to share knowledge, tricks and again to focus on Samba basics and footwork.
Event registration is already opened, see the Eventbrite link above.
Please sign up, message or text Vancouver Samba School to reserve the spot as location space is limited.
Price- CAD 25 (cash at the door or e-transfer)
Date: July 8, 2019
Time: 7.30- 9.00 pm
Location: The Dance Centre, 4 floor
Address: 677 Davie Street
Email, Message, Call, pay to register!
Free Samba Lesson is offered for public.
Location: Robson Square Ice Rink
Time: 11.30 am – 1 pm
Beginner friendly | LGBTQ Friendly | Every age friendly
Vancouver Samba School is back to Robson Square Ice Rink for Summer Samba Special class FREE for public.
Anyone who is interested to learn a few basics Samba steps, footwork and a fun choreo -> come join us!
We will start slow and easy and progress within 1,5 hours of class.
We will also try to record a small video of a choreo we’ve learned at the end to put the June 1 samba jam in memory.
Our First Performance Team is set to practice really hard for 2 months.
Samba Performance Challenge is ON and we are getting ready to perform in several confirmed locations this Summer 2019.
Stay tuned for new announcements, posters and dates.
We have 8 classes of crazy challenge to learn 3+ min choreography taking into account that all of the students are Beginners with 2 weeks – 3 months samba experience. This is truly inspiring to see when the ladies dare.
Samba Vibe in Vancouver!
Every first Saturday of summer months we will be holding a FREE Samba class for anyone interested to learn Brazilian Samba Dance.
The monthly event will take place on Robson Square Skating Rink at 11.30 am and run for 1 hour or 1,5 hours (aim to finish at 1 pm) depends on the situation.
We will always go over basics of samba no pe, do a lot of footwork and learn some nice and flow-y choreo. The Sun is out, so as Samba shall be.
Come join the team, invite your friends, relatives and visitors to the city.
P.S. We always hope that the Ice Rink will be free and available for free dance lessons offered specially for our
With 3 classes in, Vancouver Samba School is growing its wings, getting new students and also getting better in Samba.
A team of beautiful ladies who joined the 12 Weeks Intro course to Brazilian Samba is getting better and better each day (better to say each Monday).
Every class we work on basics and review hand positioning, footwork, body isolation and full body work technique, we focus on minor details in our initial steps in Samba world. It is better to fix it now than relearn later.
It is not too late to join the 12 weeks course and it is never to late to start learning. Come check VSS classes at The Dance Centre.
Schedule is available online and on Facebook.
Monday, 7.30 – 9 PM