Following an exciting night at Bar Salsa on Tuesday the 31st July the London School of Samba Rainha da Bateria for 2012-2013 has been chosen.

Eight dancers battled it out for the coveted title, with Joanna Horst, Jo Wierzbinska and Yazzmin Newell being selected as the finalists.

The evening was hosted by the inimitable Chris Mullins-Silverstein, and Karla-Jayne Thomas (2011-2012 Rainha da Bateria) handed over the crown.

And the winner is Yazzmin Newell.

Congratulations Yazzmin. Check out our gigs page to find out where you can see her parading in front of the bateria.