Carnival 2018 Funding

Austerity bites ever deeper and this year we need your help so we can stage another fantastic carnival.

London School of Samba offer dance and drumming classes for complete beginners to performer level. We parade every year at the Notting Hill Carnival which is open to all abilities. Our performance group travel the UK and abroad to do shows and are available to hire for private functions>>.

All our costumes are made by hand and you can learn the techniques used at one of our costume making workshops. You can also hire one of these spectacular outfits for an event. There are also regular Make-Up workshops to learn how to prepare the performers for shows and carnivals.

We are a friendly charity whose mission is to allow people to experience the feel and emotion of Brazilian arts through samba dancing, samba drumming and carnival preparations. Everyone is welcome at the school and there is a place for everyone.

Samba De Enredo Competition

We are pleased to announce that this year London School of Samba’s 2018 Samba de Enredo Competition will take place at Floripa on Wednesday 18th April from 19.30. This competition is one of a kind in the UK, as we invite talented musicians to compose sambas, and the...

Little Sambistas Video

Last month we held our first little sambistas classes. A great time was had by all. You can see what happened here on the video below.  Please spread the word to any parents so we can let them know for our next one. We have a email list for interested parents. Please...

Encontro With Paraiso School Of Samba

Paraiso School of Samba invites London School of Samba for an Encontro, where we combine our samba love to create a Brazilian Carnaval party @ Floripa. Show with Passistas from both schools, with both Queens and live drums with both Baterias, LSS and Bateria Firebird....

Samba de Enredo Competition 2018

(Song Writing Competition)

The London School of Samba is once again holding a competition to select our samba de enredo for the 2018 carnival season.

Calling all Composers!

LSS on ITV’s Dancing On Ice

Our dancers were called in to help Dancing On Ice stars Donna Air and her dance partner Mark. They were doing a Latin/Samba routine so wanted to learn from the best. Check out the video below -   Learn Brazilian Samba whether just for fun, parading in carnivals or...

Little Sambistas Dance & Drumming Workshop

With over 30 years experience, London School of Samba is the UK’s original samba school. We offer classes to people of all ages and part of what we do is facilitate classes for children of all ages. From Early Years classes at the Tate, Primary School children...


Learn Brazilian Samba whether just for fun, parading in carnivals or performing in shows


Play the drums just for fun at our classes or parade with us in carnivals and at gigs.


We make all of our costumes. Design and create as part of our team whatever your experience level.


Join us to parade at the Notting Hill Carnival and other celebrations.


Thanks to Lekker Boutique Travel for sponsoring our carnival parade 2017. For all your bespoke holiday needs from tours to exotic locations all larger group bookings check out their amazing personalised service.


We’d like to thank Grants for the Arts for enabling our carnivals from 2012 – 2017.

Lottery Funded. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England