Dancers

Porta Bandeira / Mestre Sala

The flag-bearer and ballroom master carry the SambaLá flag, the symbol of the school.

Primeira Porta-Bandeira: Lilian Koning

Primeiro Mestre-Sala Edimarcos Silva (Marquito)

Segunda Porta-Bandeira: Patricia Sangineto

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Segunda Porta-bandeiro Patricia Sangineto (left) and Primeira Porta-Bandeira Lilian Koning (right) during the 2016 Parade in Boca Raton. (Photo by Kellen Cristina)

Rainhas, Madrinhas e Musas

SambaLa has a strong tradition of Queens, Godmothers, and Muses.

Rainha da California: Diane Yakimovicz

Rainha da Florida: Andressa Lamb

Madrinha da Bateria: Valeria Ruggieri

Musa 2016: Andrea Araujo

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Rainha da Florida Andress Lamb (left) with Rainha da California Diane Yakimovicz (right) at the parade in Boca Raton Florida in 2016.

Aula de Baianas

The baianas are a traditional unit of every samba school comprised of women in large hoop dresses who twirl and tilt during the parade.

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The group of Baianas posing before the parade in Boca Raton Florida in 2016.

Luxurious Costumes / Destaques

SambaLa also has luxuriousoius costumes with large backpieces and elaborate headpieces and bodysuits. Wow!

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The three luxurious costumes posing before putting on their “larger” costumes for the Brazilian Beat 2016.

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Adult Dance Group

SambaLa includes everyone who wanting to dance in the parades as long as they attend some of the dance classes.

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Adult dance group during the Brazilian Beat 2016 parade in Boca Raton Florida.

Children’s Dance Group

Preparing the next generations of dancers.

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Children’s dance group during the 2016 parade in Boca Raton.

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