Curious about Brazilian Dance and Music? Take a class!

Join us for weekly community classes in Denver, Colorado to experience the exhilarating and healing art of Samba, African Brazilian Dance, and Drumming. Classes are taught by our Founder and Artistic Director and guest teachers from the company.

 Classes are open to all levels of experience, beginners are welcome, and we are a proud ally of LGBTQ and POC. This is a safe space to make art.

Our Weekly Classes

TUESDAYS – African Brazilian Dance

Class time

6:00pm – Beginner African Brazilian Dance

7:15pm – All Level African Brazilian Dance with live drumming (please bring gratuity to tip the musicians)

What to expect

In these classes you will learn the fundamentals of Brazilian and African dances of the diaspora including folkloric, Orixá and Silvestre inspired dance. We will start with a warm-up and work on cardio, strength, endurance, and choreography.


Denver Dance Center: 2496 W 2nd Ave Unit 3, Denver, CO 80223


Class Time 

6:00pm – Beginner Samba 

7:15pm – Intermediate Samba (closed class for company and ensemble members only and not open to the public)

What to expect

In this class you will learn different Brazilian samba dances such as Samba no pé, Roots of Samba, and Carnival Dances. You will also get an introduction to Portuguese samba vocabulary and cultural elements of samba. We will focus on speed, endurance, and choreography. 


Edit at River North: 3463 Walnut St, Denver, CO  80205 (2 doors up from the main foyer entrance)

SATURDAYS- Brazilian Drumming

4-week series: Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, & Feb. 12. *Stay tuned for future dates*

Class Time 

3:30pm – 4:45pm – Intro to Brazilian Drumming (Instruments provided)

What to expect

Interested in learning, playing, and performing Brazilian percussion techniques? You can start learning instrumentation, musicality, and percussion styles inspired by the music of Brazil.  Instruments are provided and no experience is necessary. This class is taught by Michael Paff who has studied and played in Bahia, Brazil, and has experienced the next-level revelry of these styles. 


Edit at River North: 3463 Walnut St, Denver, CO  80205 (2 doors up from the main foyer entrance)


How to purchase classes

We offer many ways to pay for classes:

  • Cash day of class for drop-ins
  • Paypal: at class
  • Venmo: @SambaColorado at class
  • Online (discount available for registering in advance): here

Sorry, there are no refunds, exchanges, or credits. 

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