Choose Your Ala Below!


Take a look at the amazing costumes we have and then sign up to the Ala that appeals the most. The Bateria, CDF, Dance and Destaque Sections are now full. Places are still available in the T-Shirt Ala and Birds of Flight Open Ala.

To perform at carnival you must be a member of the school. You can join as a temporary member during the sign up process. Any questions, check out the FAQ Page or contact Ben via Phone/Text/Whatsapp – 07915 397 703, email commslss@gmail.com or through our Facebook Page>>> 


Open Bikini Ala –   Birds of Flight

For individuals to bring your own costume. It is freestyle and Non choreographed.

Cost – Early Bird Price – Until July 30th 

– £50 – Registration

-Costume hire is also available. Please contact Nathan for more information on prices – lss.dancenhc.lss@gmail.com 

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Places – 20

Join Now>>>

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Requirements – You will need to provide a photo of your costume for approval upon signing up to lss.dancenhc.lss@gmail.com

Attend Saturday & Sunday Rehearsals NHC weekend

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Be sure to check out the Carnival FAQ section (especially if new to carnival). More info>>

Open T-Shirt Ala

For anyone who wants to join the party, have a boogie and dance! 

Cost – Early Bird Price – Until July 30th 

– £35 

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Places – 30

First Come – First Served

Join Now>>>  

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Requirements – A Predisposition to have fun!!! 🙂 🙂

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We provide the T-shirt. No rehearsals or choreography. Just turn up on the day and go crazy.

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Be sure to check out the Carnival FAQ section (especially if new to carnival). 

Ala Dos Passistas – Flamingos – 1 Space Left

For experienced Samba dancers. Led by the high energy of Irineu Nogueira

 

Designed by Edmilson Souza

  Cost – Early Bird Price – Until July 30th 

– £190 (Make at our Costume Workshop – 5 x 3 hour workshops)     

– £265 (Pre-Made)

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Places – 1 Space left

By Application Only- Please email interest to lss.dancenhc.lss@gmail.com

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Requirements – Attend Passista rehearsals.

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The Costume is yours to keep. (Unwanted costumes may be donated to LSS).

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Be sure to check out the Carnival FAQ section (especially if new to carnival). 

Bateria – Ala Sambafari – FULL!!

The place for all things drumming and percussion.

 

Cost – Early Bird Price – Until July 30th

– £80  (Costumes pre-made with love by the talented Fee and Lily Turuka)

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Places -FULL

First Come – First Served 

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Requirements – Base Bateria Standard – If new to LSS please introduce yourself to Mestre Fred on lssbateria@gmail.com

Sat & Sunday Rehearsal NHC Weekend

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Be sure to check out the Carnival FAQ section (especially if new to carnival). 

Destaque – Full!

For high level Samba Performers with themed costumes.

Cost – Early Bird Price – Until July 30th 

– £55

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Places – Full

By application process only. Please email lss.dance.lss@gmail.com 

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Requirements – Approval for costume design

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Commisao De Frente – Front Commision – FULL!!

For skilled dancers to lead our parade. Led by the magnificent Ella Mesma from Element Dance. See all 7 costumes here>>

 Designed by Lincoln Lee

Cost – Early Bird Price – Until July 30th 

–  £155 (Costumes are pre made for you)

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Places – Full!!

By Application Only- Please email interest to lss.dancenhc.lss@gmail.com.

Please indicate your favourite 3 costumes. See all of them here>>

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Requirements – Attend Sat & Sun NHC Weekend Rehearsals

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The costume is subsidized by the school and we will retain ownership. Sorry you cannot keep these wonderful outfits 🙁 

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Be sure to check out the Carnival FAQ section (especially if new to carnival). 

Dance Ala – Zebras – Full!

Samba for fun, from new to advanced level dancers. Led by the wonderful Leandro Beleza

Designed by Edmilson Souza

  Cost – Early Bird Price – Until July 10th 

–  £95 (Make at our Costume Workshop – 5 x 3 hour workshops)    

 – £170 (Pre-Made)

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Places – Full!!

Join Now>>>

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Requirements – Saturday / Sunday Rehearsals Notting Hill Carnival Weekend

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The Costume is yours to keep! (Unwanted costumes may be donated to LSS).

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Be sure to check out the Carnival FAQ section (especially if new to carnival). 

Baiana Ala – Elephants – Full

For any level of dancer who enjoys this special type of costume. Led by the vibrant Marta Scott.

Designed by Jolin McLean

 

Cost – Early Bird Price – Until July 30th 

– £75 (Make at our Costume Workshop – 3 x 3 hour workshops).  

 – £150 (Pre-Made)

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Places – Full!!!

First Come – First Served

Join Now>>>  

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Requirements – Attend Saturday & Sunday NHC Rehearsals

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The costume is subsidized by the school and we will retain ownership. Sorry you cannot keep these wonderful outfits 🙁 

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Be sure to check out the Carnival FAQ section (especially if new to carnival). 

Guest Ala

For groups who want to parade together in carnival.

 

We would love for your school to bring an Ala to parade with us.

For further details please contact Nathan on lss.dance.lss@gmail.com 

Velha Guarda

For longtime members who have performed many times in Notting Hill.

Cost – Early Bird Price – Until July 30th 

– £20

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Places – N/a

Please contact Mags if you have not paraded within the Velha Guard before on mags@dircon.co.uk 

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Requirements – The Ala is open to anyone who was a member 1984-1989 and/or anyone who has paraded at Notting Hill 10 or more times

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Volunteers

For people who want to help with the parade and carnival weekend.

We need help in the following areas – 

– Stewards – To support the performers and hold the rope to keep the parade route open

– Costume – To help make the costumes and dress the dancers

– Make Up – To join the make up team to prepare the performers

– Many More Roles As Well

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Places – N/a

Please contact contact Ben on commslss@gmail.com to express interest in any areas.

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