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Rio de Janeiro 1-Hour Samba Lesson

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Rio de Janeiro 1-Hour Samba Lesson

Activity provider: Rio Samba Dancer

From US$ 26.08 per person

Take a Samba lesson in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana and experience a slice of the city's fun, active, and exciting atmosphere. This 1-hour crash course will teach you all of the basics to move with the rhythm, even if you have no dance experience at all!

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Duration 1 hour
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English, Spanish, Portuguese


  • Get a 1-hour crash course in Samba, and experience the real culture of Rio de Janeiro
  • Feel the energy of the Samba, and try out your moves at a club after the lesson
  • Enjoy a fun and active afternoon of dancing at a studio in Copcabana
  • Get to know other dancers and make new friends
  • Receive a CD with Samba and Bossa Nova tracks so you can practice your moves
Full description
Want to Samba but have no dance experience? Learn basic Samba moves that you can use in all types of dance in a 1 hour dance crash course! This Samba lesson in Rio is a fun and entertaining time, and lets you experience the true culture of Rio. The student chooses the kind of dance – Samba no pé (solo Samba), or Samba de Gafiera (partner Samba) – that he or she wants to learn, and participates in one or more private lessons of the chosen style. The private Samba lessons are divided into about 90% practical and 10% theoretical. The Samba Lesson is lots of fun and you'll find yourself dancing away after the first class. The teacher will explain how this type of dance fits into Brazil’s cultural history as well as Rio’s current night life. Enjoy a 60-minute dance crash course, and you'll be sure to feel the energy of Samba. After that, you'll be able to go out and practice your new moves in the city's bustling dance clubs.
  • 1-hour dance lesson
  • Professional studio in Copacabana
  • Water
  • Professional dance instructor
  • Lessons in English, Portuguese, or Spanish
  • Brazilian CD with Samba, Forró, and Bossa Nova tracks for you to practice your moves
  • Male and female instructors available for your group
  • Transfer
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  •  Sporty clothes are recommended
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  •  You do not need to come with a partner
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 5 reviews

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This was a good experience, instructor knew how to dance very well and communicated across very well, unfortunately we didn't have lots of space to maneuver and didn't learn to dance with a partner but over the experience was very good.

April 15, 2022

August 29, 2021

Fun Class, even gave club suggestions to practice the new moves :)

Fun Class, even gave club suggestions to practice the new moves :)

May 25, 2017

Product ID: 28597