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Samba Dance Class at BodySport


Date:Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Ends:Monday, December 15, 2014
Time:07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Bodysport Capoeira Academy
2236 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA 90804
Directions: click here

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.

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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

Carlos Siqueira

Video Journalist
Functions: Videographer
Nationality: Brazilian

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Jeane July-Stern

Dancer, Instructor, Voice Actress, Singer
Functions: Dancer, Instructor, Passista
Nationality: American

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Click here for a paroramic view from the LA Times from on top of the float

Thanks to All!

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):

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360 Panaramic view from the top of the float from the LA Times


Welcome to the first Samba 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.
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SambaLa on Globo International

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.

SambaLa Professional Shows

Professional Shows

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
Samba Fun Portal
Customes made at SambaLa


SambaLá is lucky to have one of the premier samba costume designers outside of Brazil: Doris de Hilster. more...
Learn out song for Carnaval


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!

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