If you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced samba dancer, this is the class for you. It teaches the basic samba passista step, how to carry yourself, and even advanced techniques in samba dance in the style of Rio de Janeiro from SambaLa Madrinha da Bateria, Valeria Ruggieri. Valeria has been on Dancing with the Stars, has done choreography for the Rose Parde, and has danced hundreds of shows including several international. NEW LOWER PRICE: classes are $50 for 4 classesl $15 for a single class.
More events coming up...
Make it or Break It Season 20 Episode 20
June 4, 2011 - SambaLa Samba School was on ABC Family's Make it or Break It. See the clip here on Hulu:
Meet Some of our Members
5th Grade Teacher
Thanks to all who made the 2010 Rose Parade with Jack-in-the-Box such a great success! It was incredible to see the Brazilian cultural so well-represented by SambaLa in the parade. Every member contributed invaluable time, effort, talent and their own money to make this the super success that it was!
Here is a video of some of the happenings including the parade itself (they are the same video, just different formats):
Welcome to the firstSamba School in the world on the Internet: SambaLá! SambaLá's goal is to spread Brazilian culture and carnival throughout the Southern California are through costume, music, and dance.
SambaLa on Globo International
ambaLá carnavalesca (costume designer) Doris, Choreographer Valeria, and Erica and Gina are interviewed for the international show "Planeta Brasil" on Globo International.
SambaLá has performed over 400 professional shows since its beginnings in 1994 in such places as Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, the Latin Grammys, and even a McDonald's commercial. more...
Samba Fun Portal
Want an easy way to remember and tell your friends about all the samba fun with SambaLá? Then point them to our new samba portal www.sambafun.com.
SambaLá is lucky to have one of the premier samba costume designers outside of Brazil: Doris de Hilster. more...
We at SambaLa are proud to be host and sponsor of the USA Samba Home Pages, the Worldwide Samba Home Pages, Long Beach Brazilian Carnaval, and Unidos do Mundo. We also proud of our Finnish Sister School: Imperio do Papagaio!