SAMBA SUBMERSION

SAMBA SUBMERSION

All though the steps may seem complicated and very fast when watching the professionals during the parade, when broken down the samba is actually a simple two step motion that anyone can learn!

We can arrange samba lessons with Rio´s top teachers and offer an intensive course with daily lessons that can be worked around your other commitments such as the beach and street parties!!

If you are a complete beginner or already advanced and looking for some new steps we can cater to all levels.

Samba fit lessons will help you to increase your cardio levels ready for the intensities of the parade!

Samba fit is a mixture of samba steps with an all over aerobic workout. This calorie burning high impact class will help you to sweat out any carnival excesses and get you fighting fit for your carnival debut!

Samba Fit professional Carla Campos not only can train you in your samba steps but as a registered personal trainer can also take you through your paces either at the gym or open air training sessions on the beach.

Samba fit lessons will help you to increase your cardio levels ready for the intensities of the parade!

Samba fit is a mixture of samba steps with an all over aerobic workout. This calorie burning high impact class will help you to sweat out any carnival excesses and get you fighting fit for your carnival debut!

Samba Fit professional Carla Campos not only can train you in your samba steps but as a registered personal trainer can also take you through your paces either at the gym or open air training sessions on the beach.

PRACTICE TIME!

Every week in the months leading up to Carnival the Samba Schools of Rio will rehearse. The schools official singers, drumming section and dancers all perform during the night to a packed hall. As part of the samba submersion experience we will take you to the rehearsal nights to try out your new skills and have an amazing experience being wowed by the skills of the professional dancers in action.

For those of our guests that arrive early enough there is the chance to participate in a technical rehearsal for one of the samba schools. The technical rehearsals happen in the weeks leading up to carnival and the whole school will do a run through in the sambadromo, however without the costumes or the floats.

The technical rehearsals are also key events that draw a large crowd who come to support their favourite schools as they rehearse. As these parades are not judged they are generally more of a relaxed event, however there is always a great energy as the excitement builds for the big parade night.

For those of our guests that arrive early enough there is the chance to participate in a technical rehearsal for one of the samba schools. The technical rehearsals happen in the weeks leading up to carnival and the whole school will do a run through in the sambadromo, however without the costumes or the floats.

The technical rehearsals are also key events that draw a large crowd who come to support their favourite schools as they rehearse. As these parades are not judged they are generally more of a relaxed event, however there is always a great energy as the excitement builds for the big parade night.

DRUMMING

For those who want to hone their musical skills we offer courses in samba school drumming. Private or group lessons can be arranged and can cater for all levels from the absolute beginner through to experienced players.

The lessons will take place within the official rehearsal hall of the samba schools, giving a unique authentic experience amongst the history of the some of the oldest samba schools in Rio.

In the weeks leading up to the parade the schools drumming sections are allowed to rehearse on the actual sambadromo runway. At ECR we offer our drumming enthusiasts an exclusive insight into what it’s like performing in the parade, accompanying the drummers as they rehearse late at night on the hallowed ground of the avenida.

In the weeks leading up to the parade the schools drumming sections are allowed to rehearse on the actual sambadromo runway. At ECR we offer our drumming enthusiasts an exclusive insight into what it’s like performing in the parade, accompanying the drummers as they rehearse late at night on the hallowed ground of the avenida.