What we're about

Want to try something new? Always wanted to learn to drum or dance samba? Maybe you're already an accomplished ritmista or passista?!

If you have a sense of rhythm (or want to discover it) and want to explore samba, if you can swing it like a Carioca and are looking for other samba lovers to play/dance with, or maybe you want to meet some new people and try something different, we'll be very happy to hear from you!!!

First try-out is for free!

We are non-profit association, and all fees go to rental of the rooms, purchase of new instruments, instrument repairs and workshops from external teachers.

If you're coming to try out, please RSVP and feel free to get in contact with us, so we can give you an extra warm welcome! =)

Upcoming events (4+)

Ensaio de Bateria (Rehearsal)

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Our 'Ensaio de Bateria' is for regular members of the association and for those who have previous experience playing in a samba bateria (please get in touch if your interested, we'd love to hear from you).

We run-through our repertoire for gigs, give all our hearts to creating an authentic samba swing and keep it fresh with new pieces.

What to bring:

- Ear Plugs (we recommend "Alpine Music Pros" from a music shop)
- Water Bottle for staying hydrated
- Spare T-shirt for afterwards (it gets pretty warm)

Samba no Pé - Beginners dancing course

ZeoT Bauchtanz-Schule Zürich: Zentrum für orientalische Tanzkunst

The new course starts on the 12th of October. Join our beautiful journey to becoming a real passista!

Why samba? In this dance you feel the depth of rhythm, learn how to control every muscle of your body and find joy in movement. You will de-stress and enjoy the positive vibes of Brazilian music. You’ll also develop your femininity and grow in confidence over the three months course.

300CHF - 11 classes + performance together with drummers (workshop with dancing to the live music)

*It will be also possible to enroll the course any time until the end of October.
Find more information on the Instagram page @celebre.samba

Samba Drumming Schnupperkurs - (Beginners/Try-out Session)

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At our beginners session, you'll learn the basics of keeping time and the feel of the Samba swing.

Come along and have fun tapping into your inner rhythm. If you didn't know you had it, don't worry, we'll help you find it! Samba is a really accessible and infectious rhythm. You're gonna love it! :-)

Once you've got the hang of the basics and you want to take it further, we'll bring you into our main rehearsals ('Ensaios de Bateria'). There you can learn the arrangements we perform with, including our breaks and paradinhas (mini parades).

Our bateria gives public performances at events like Caliente, where you will then get to experience the joy of sharing your rhythm with the world!!

Come on down and get your groove on! Wooohooo! :-)

What to bring:

- Ear Plugs (we recommend "Alpine Music Pros" from a music shop)
- Water Bottle for staying hydrated
- Spare T-shirt for afterwards (it gets pretty warm)

Ensaio de Bateria (Rehearsal)

Bändlistrasse 86C

Our 'Ensaio de Bateria' is for regular members of the association and for those who have previous experience playing in a samba bateria (please get in touch if your interested, we'd love to hear from you).

We run-through our repertoire for gigs, give all our hearts to creating an authentic samba swing and keep it fresh with new pieces.

What to bring:

- Ear Plugs (we recommend "Alpine Music Pros" from a music shop)
- Water Bottle for staying hydrated
- Spare T-shirt for afterwards (it gets pretty warm)

Past events (605)

Samba no Pé - Beginners dancing course

ZeoT Bauchtanz-Schule Zürich: Zentrum für orientalische Tanzkunst

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