All aboard for the Samba New Year! 


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.

Our 2018 Rainha da Bateria has been crowned!

We are excited to announce that our new Rainha da Bateria has been crowned. Last Wednesday 1 August, saw a packed house at Floripa as we watched five contestants samba for their lives. Congratulations to Nina Appio, who was the winner. Congrats also to Jordan in...

Costume Workshop Schedule 2018

Passistas - Coral: (3 compulsory workshops) • Thursday 19 June - 7-9pm • Thursday 02 August - 7-9pm • Thursday 09 August - 7-9pm • Sunday 12 August - 3-5pm Ala Dance - Jellyfish: (4 compulsory workshops) • Tuesday 17 July - 7-8pm • Tuesday 24  July - 7-8pm • Thursday...

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!


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.