Calling all future Queens! Do you have feet of fire, hips like lightning and smiles to warm the coldest heart!

This year’s London School of Samba Rainha da Bateria (Queen of the Drums) competition will take place on Tuesday 31st July at Bar Salsa from 7pm. Sign up now!

Set to be a night blistering of samba dancing, live drumming and our Queen show,  LSS chose our Rainha by a panel of judges and by members vote.We’ll also be saying Thank You to our amazing current Rainha, Karla-Jayne Thomas (below), as her term as Queen comes to an end.

The Rainha da Bateria is one of the most important dance positions in a Samba School, and she is a source of inspiration for the drummers as they perform during carnival parades.

To enter the competition, download the entry form HERE and email a completed and signed copy to Orquidea from our Dance Team at by 12pm Friday 27th July.

  The party starts at 7pm with beginners, intermediate and advanced Forro classes with Douglas Dance £5 from 7-9pm

The Queen competition starts at 9pm 

Bar Salsa

96 Charing Cross Road  

London, WC2H OJG


Capirinha’s £2.50 all night

4 Brahma’s £10 all night


Come and support the contestants, and if you’re a member vote for your new queen! There will be plenty of samba to watch and dance. Join the Facebook event here.