35 Years and Going Strong! Your London School of Samba.

London School of Samba offers dance and drumming classes for complete beginners to performer level. We parade every year at the Notting Hill Carnival which is open to all abilities. Our performance group travel the UK and abroad to do shows and are available to hire for private functions>>.

All our costumes are made by hand and you can learn the techniques used at one of our costume making workshops. You can also hire one of these spectacular outfits for an event. There are also regular Make-Up workshops to learn how to prepare the performers for shows and carnivals.

We are a friendly charity whose mission is to allow people to experience the feel and emotion of Brazilian arts through samba dancing, samba drumming and carnival preparations. Everyone is welcome at the school and there is a place for everyone.


Book Us For Your Event!

We offer a variety of packages for your festival, Gala event, party or TV Show. We have a long track record of performances and excel at delivering a spectacular and colourful event. We have performed in over 1000 live events in countries around the globe. Memorable shows and venues include:

LSS provides an authentic taste of Brazil; exuberant and colourful. We are flexible with our performance routine from being able to fulfil a gig in front of thousands of people to more intimate corporate affairs.

For more information check out our bookings page>>>

Samba de Enredo Competition 2018

(Song Writing Competition)

The London School of Samba is once again holding a competition to select our samba de enredo for the 2018 carnival season.

Calling all Composers!

LSS on ITV’s Dancing On Ice

Our dancers were called in to help Dancing On Ice stars Donna Air and her dance partner Mark. They were doing a Latin/Samba routine so wanted to learn from the best. Check out the video below -   Learn Brazilian Samba whether just for fun, parading in carnivals or...

Little Sambistas Dance & Drumming Workshop

With over 30 years experience, London School of Samba is the UK’s original samba school. We offer classes to people of all ages and part of what we do is facilitate classes for children of all ages. From Early Years classes at the Tate, Primary School children...


Learn Brazilian Samba whether just for fun, parading in carnivals or performing in shows


Play the drums just for fun at our classes or parade with us in carnivals and at gigs.


We make all of our costumes. Design and create as part of our team whatever your experience level.


Join us to parade at the Notting Hill Carnival and other celebrations.