About us – The London School of Samba

About us - London School of Samba - Notting Hill Carnival - photo Wayne Campbell

About us – London School of Samba – Notting Hill Carnival – photo Wayne Campbell

This page is the “About Us” page for the London School of Samba.   LSS has been helping people experience Brazilian Carnival Arts since 1984 in the UK, Europe and beyond.  Each year we participate in the Notting Hill Carnival as well as other smaller parades. We also perform at live shows and gigs.

Samba dance and drumming classes in London

The London School of Samba offers our fantastic weekly samba dance and samba drumming classes in London.  We are proud to provide a safe fun space for everyone to experience Samba dance, Samba drumming, costume making and much more.

London School of Samba linked to Mocidade in Rio

London School of Samba & Mocidade at Guanabara Samba Club in London 28th August 2009 Picture credit - Vitor Bard

We are linked to Brazil through our godmother school Mocidade, which won the 2017 Rio De Janeiro Carnival. We have been featured in many magazines, papers and TV shows. Our latest show was our appearance on Strictly Come Dancing.

The London School of Samba mission

The Mission of the London School of Samba is to entertain, educate, and engage the public in traditional Brazilian carnival arts, for cultural, social and educational benefit.

We offer high quality, fun and open access training and workshops in:

As well as opportunities for artistic and personal development to:

  • Facilitate personal artistic development
  • Facilitate artistic development in order to perform at LSS events
  • Provide the opportunity to perform and participate at the world-renowned Notting Hill Carnival
  • Provide the opportunity to volunteer and to learn about and contribute to the running of the school

And entertainment for:

  • Carnivals and festivals
  • Nightclubs
  • Community and charity events
  • Schools and educational centres

London School of Samba Charitable Objectives

The London School of Samba is committed to advancing education for public benefit through the promotion of the arts – with particular but not exclusive reference to Samba music, dance, costume making and the culture and tradition of Afro-Brazilian Carnival.

Links to key documents and policies

Click on the links below to download copies of our policies and key documents:

Contact the London School of Samba

You can contact the London School of Samba by emailing us below.  We run weekly samba dance classes in London for beginners to intermediate students.  Our Samba drumming classes in London are very popular with people wanting to learn a new instrument.  You don’t need any previous musical experience or have to read music.  All you have to do is copy the teacher and they will break everything down so it is easy to learn.  Send us a mail below:


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