The Gigging Bateria

Our gigging Bateria participate in live shows and carnivals across the UK and Europe. There is a special atmosphere to our gigs as we are surrounded by flamboyant dancers and costumes. We do a variety of shows ranging from night clubs to corporate events and of course carnival parades.

Joining The Group

– Members of Bateria team will approach people at Waterloo Action Centre Sunday workshops about joining the LSS Bateria.
– if you are interested in joining the LSS Bateria, you can email Bateria Directors on for more information

The performance group meet every second week for rehearsals. You are expected to study in your own time our set lists, breaks and rhythms. To be invited to the group you need to be a LSS member.


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.

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.