Join us

LSS is unique in its policy of total inclusion; we are open and welcoming to all. Anyone can take part in our workshops, and members can parade at Notting Hill Carnival and work to perform on stage with the group.


London School of Samba Membership – get the most out of taking part. 

What do I get?

  • reduced rates for our Sunday Dance and Drumming classes at the Waterloo Action Centre
  • discounts at participating shops and venues
  • members prices on LSS events, merchandise and costume hire
  • stay in the know with the LSS member’s newsletter
  • opportunity to become part of the Performance Dance and Bateria groups
  • opportunity to perform at regional carnivals and festivals, including the Notting Hill Carnival and our international events such as the Coburg International Samba Festival, Germany.


What type of membership do you offer and how long does this last?

London School of Samba offer Annual memberships. Our membership period is fixed for all members, running from April to the end of March the following year.  Our current membership period 2013/14 began on April 1st 2013 and ends Monday 31st March 2014. 

Membership 2014/15 begins on Tuesday April 1st until Tuesday 31st March 2015.


Please note: We run 40-46 weeks of workshops a year, April-March (some years more). Closures relate to Bank Holiday weekends, National holidays and other circumstances such as our AGM or Summer Carnival season.


How do I sign up?

It’s easy to become a member.  Just download the Membership Form and email it completed to Rose-Anna our Accounts and Admin assistant at OR, you can fill one in an hand it in to the desk at our Sunday workshops. 


What do I pay?

You can pay via PayPal, Cheque, BAC payment or good old fashioned cash money, in person at our Sunday workshops.

If paying via PayPal – just select the ‘personal payment’ option and send your payment to  

We have 2 payment options for our Annual membership:


Option 1 – Annual Membership pay by Standing Order

This is best value option if you will be regularly attending our classes.


Standing Order Membership = Monthly fee of £17.50 or £15.50 for concessions (Unwaged and Students).  This monthly fee includes your entry to our classes on Sunday and there is no one off Annual fee.

  • This gets you into all our Sunday classes for free.
  • If you attend every week this could save you up to £174!

Click to download the Standing Order Form.

Please note: our Standing order membership is a rolling membership.  If you no longer wish to be a member after 31st April 2014, the direct debit with continue until you cancel it with our bank.

You have the option to cancel your standing order at any point , however we ask that you please contact our Admin and Accounts Assistant Rose-Anna, at, before you do so.



Option 2 – Annual Membership: Pay as You Go


New members SIGN UP NOW for 2014/15 membership and get March for free.

Membership for you = one off membership fee of £40 or £35 for concessions (Unwaged or Students) + discounted workshop entry fee of £7 or £5 conc, whenever you come to our Sunday classes.


Existing members RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP by 31st April 2014 and get £5 off our Annual membership - Pay as you go membership 2014 = one off membership fee of £35 or £30 for concessions (Unwaged or Students) + discounted workshop entry fee of £7 or £5 conc, whenever you come to our Sunday classes.

Under 16’s Annual membership is half the price of standard Annual membership.


Any questions?

If you’d like to discuss membership, contact Kanika at the Communications team,


Support the future of the UK’s first samba school and keep it going for another 30 years!

                        2012 - 2013 membership card

Get involved and get more out of your membership . Don’t delay – become a member today!