Samba Tucson’s Stye Samba Dance & Druming classes is open to all levels! Regardless of your experience, you will learn from the native Brazilian who has been instructing for 20 years.

There are no partners in this style of samba.

The class starts with a gentle warm-up, gradually adding steps, combinations, then finally some authentic choreography before  the cool-down.

Come and feel the heat of Rio de Janeiro and the samba schools!

Weekly Dance Class

Our Thursday dance class is offered year-round on a drop-in basis.

  • Fridays, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Located at the Movement Culture, 435 E. 9th St..
  • $10 drop-in or $80 for a ten-class card
  • Learn Samba and many other Brazilian dance styles including Samba Reggae, Afro-Samba, Afro-Brazilian, Orixa Movement, and more.

Please pay online or arrive 10 minutes early to pay with cash or check before class.


If you are interested in performing as a dancer or drummer with Samba Tucson, please start by attending our classes and workshops. Attendees are provided with helpful information including access to instructional videos, audio, and notation. We are always looking for more dancers & drummers, so we encourage you to get involved! If you are interested in performing as a dancer with Samba Tucson, start by attending our weekly dance class on Friday evenings, and watch for our next dance audition – we will be holding auditions throughout the year or you may contact us here.

Multiple month-long workshops are offered throughout the year for drumming and dance and include specialized styles such as fire spinning, Orixa Dance Movement, and Malandro (Male) style Samba. All drum workshop participants are encouraged to join the Samba Tucson Bateria, to continue to learn the rhythms and grooves of Brazil for free and perform with us.

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