Costume Hire

Our authentic carnival costumes can be yours to hire, so ladies you can indulge your fantasy of being a samba show girl for a night. We also have multiple costumes for any theatre or performance groups out there looking for colourful and inventive gear. We also have stock we would like to clear, so get in touch, we can send you some pictures, guide price and make us an offer.

We can’t guarantee that our costumes will help you dance samba, but we can guarantee that you will bring some Brazilian sunshine and carnival magic with you! You will look the real deal. More Details here>>>

 

 

 

 

 

Costume Workshops

Costume workshops happen throughout the year and are focused either on our year round gigs or our carnival tour. If you are feeling crafty, creative, or just plain curious, then please come and join us at any of our workshops.  You can learn some new skills, or just polish up on your current ones. Our costume making involves sewing, cutting, beading, sticking and any number of other ‘ings’…

These are open to anyone wanting to take part in costume making even if not registered to take part on our carnival tour and you don’t need to be a member or dancer or drummer. No matter what your skill level, there’s always an opportunity to get involved. The glue guns are warmed up and ready to go! More information here>>>

Make-Up Workshops

We  are currently building a team of volunteer that want to explore, practice and share their make up skills. These are not tutor led but co-ordinated by volunteers with an interest in developing skills in this area. Please check the timetable below and contact us on lss.makeup.lss@gmail.com for more details of upcoming workshops. Please let us know in advance if planning on attending.

If you would like to volunteer to do performers make up towards gigs and events please contact the lss.costumes.lss@gmail.com

Dance>>>

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

Drumming>>>

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

Costumes>>>

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

Carnival>>>

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

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.