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
  • member’s 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 International Samba Festival, Coburg, 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 1st April to the 31st March the following year.  (Membership 2015/16 is from April 1st 2015 until 31st March 2016.)
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 events 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 us at Or you can fill one in and hand it in to the desk at our Sunday workshops.
How do I pay?
You can pay via Cheque, BAC payment (Bank transfer) or good old fashioned cash money in person at our Sunday workshops.
We have 2 payment options for our Annual Membership:

Payment Option 1 – Standing Order

This is the 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 so if you don’t want to be a member after the year is up you’ll need to notify us at before cancelling your standing order with our bank.

Payment Option 2 – Annual Membership

Annual Membership can be paid as a one off fee of £40 (or £35 for concessions (Unwaged or Students)).
This entitles you to a discounted workshop entry fee of £7 (or £5 conc), at our Sunday classes.
Under 16’s Annual Membership is half the price of standard Annual Membership.
Any questions?
If you have any questions about membership, please contact Kanika in the Communications Team:
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