Group of children taking part in a workshopPhoto: Robbie Huggins
Education and Outreach

London School of Samba offer open access workshops and outreach programs in drumming, dance, and costume making.

Smiling Girl Taking Part In Notting Hill Carnival 2003Photo: Rob Cummins
Two Girls Wearing Crowns of leaves and togas from Carnival 2003Photo: Rob Cummins


"I'd just like to add my thanks for the hard work that went into [the workshops]. The St Mark's students really did enjoy themselves and will have gained so much from the experience...the costumes were amazing and the students have been playing better and better over the last two months."

- Tom Slater, Music Teacher at St Mark's Church of England Academy

Outreach Workshops

 

Are you a teacher about to embark on a journey of Brazil with your students?

Do you know a young people’s group who’d love to make Carnival style costumes?

Would your colleagues benefit from team building drumming activities?

Do you know any older people who would enjoy gentle Samba dance exercise?

 

What we can bring to you:

 

DRUMMING

 

Have you got a heart beat? Can you count to four? Then samba drumming is for YOU! Just like Carnival, samba drumming is loud, energetic and hot! Our expert teachers can cater for all levels. Excellent for developing strong rapport and listening skills as well as ability to work as a group. Samba drumming is for everyone.

 

DANCE

 

Whether it’s Samba Rio party style or Orixa dances from North-East Brazil, you’ll learn the best moves to create a lively carnival atmosphere! Considering all participants’ abilities and experience, we’ll ensure that if anyone thought they couldn’t dance, they’ll soon love to shake, wiggle and stomp it!

 

COSTUME MAKING

 

Get together towards the creation of costumes which will make the dancers shine!

Using both alternative materials and friendly techniques we approach the brief allocated to your project and give a tropical twist to it!

Expect loads of cutting, sticking, glittering and fun times!

 

Over 26,000 individuals and counting have participated in LSS delivered workshops. We tailor the design of our workshops as participants are diverse in both age and background and range from:

 

  • Primary and secondary schools
  • Universities and college students
  • Public schools
  • Academies
  • Music teachers
  • Children and adults with learning disabilities
  • Youth and adult offending services
  • Homeless adults
  • Corporate clients

 

If you know which workshop/s you’d like to book, please download London School of Samba Outreach Booking Form and email the completed form to the Outreach team at: lss.outreach.lss@googlemail.com.

 

For general enquiries and information on teacher inset days please email Theah: lss.outreach.lss@googlemail.com.