Samba School visit

9 de April de 2018
Samba School visit. Everybody dancing samba.
Samba School visit. Everybody dancing samba.

Meeting 22:00h at Rio & Learn
Costs: R$10,00 – R$40,00 reais (entrance) + R$20,00 – R$30,00 reais (Taxi 2 ways) 

Would you like to join us on a Samba School visit? Do you know how carnival in Rio works? Do you know about Samba Schools? Samba Schools are organizations composed by common citizens that prepare Carnival celebrations all the year long. They are the ones responsible for the spectacle of colors, dances and sounds that you see on TV.

Like in a sports competition, Samba Schools compete between each other on a common ground, called SapucaΓ­. There are no home teams or away teams, since the SambΓ³dromo belongs to us all. In the end, a group of judges decides who will take the cup for carnival’s overall best performance.

The best Schools are on the Grupo Especial but only one will be the winner, and the last place will be demoted to a lower category, thus giving it’s place to the best one from the division below. Every School goes through almost all the year training every week and choosing the best dancers, costumes, arrangements and songs for their performance. They dance and have fun at the same time as they train and get prepared. The best part is that they are opened for Samba School visit.

Fun with the Locals in the Samba School Visit

Portuguese and Samba.
Portuguese and Samba.

This RioLIVE! Activity will provide you with a singular experience, one of the most amazing things you can do in Rio, that barely appears in tour guides or tours. We are going to one of the Escolas de Samba practices on their quadra (a huge square compound in their neighborhood where they practice and plan all aspects of their presentation).

It’s a wonderful opportunity to mix up with the people that you see dancing amazingly on some Carnival videos. We will be around them, and if you want to, you can dance with them too ;). So come with us, let yourself loose and have fun!

Would you like to know how the night could be? Check out our RioLIVE! Blog:

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January 2020, Carnival at Salgueiro

December 2019, Samba night at Salgueiro
November 2019, Singing at Salgueiro

October 2019, Salgueiro Semifinals
September 2019, A taste of carnival at Salgueiro November 2018, Samba School of my Heart

August 2018, Samba at Salgueiro

October 2017, Having a Samba Night at Mangueira

August 2017, A Samba Star was Born

June 2017, Carnaval has just started

February 2017 Fun and Samba at Mangueira

Fevereiro 2017 Samba, Portuguese and Fun
January 2017 SΓ³ com a ajuda do Santo
December 2016 Dancing samba with Saaya
November 2016 Playing at Mangueira
August 2016 Dancing samba at Salgueiro
 July 2016 Night at Salgueiro January 2015 Weekend filled with samba December 2015 Portuguese and Samba October 2015 Caipirinhas at Salgueiro
September 2015 Night at Mangueira August 2015 Samba-enredo

June 2015 Salgueiro Convida

February 2015 Para sempre Mangueira

January 2015 With our japanese student at Salgueiro

December 2014 Mangueira Samba School
November 2014 Mangueira Samba School
October 2014 Tem amor nesse tempero at Salgueiro
August 2014 Fun at Salgueiro
July 2014 CuΓ­ca at Salgueiro
February 2014 Last Ensaio at Mangueira January 2014 Escola de Samba Mangueira
November 2013 visit to Escola de Samba Mangueira!
October 2013 visit to Escola de Samba Salgueiro!
August 2013 visit to Escola de Samba Salgueiro!
July 2013 visit to Escola de Samba Salgueiro!


Amazing night at Salgueiro.
Amazing night at Salgueiro.