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    What to Expect

    One hour samba class. You don't need to have a dance partner or dance experience. You meet your instructor at our studio and have so much fun dancing and learning about Brazilian culture.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Tour escort/host
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Great crash instruction. Communication at times was difficult with reservations. They our dates 3 times and confused meeting locations. The class itself however a very fun.
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    We (my wife, my daughter and myself) enjoyed a lot the lesson of Samba in Rio de Jaineiro. I the first lesson the teacher taught us the basic of Brasilian samba and other local dances explaining the spirit and the origin of those dances. Samba is part of the brazilian culture
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    I visited Rio De Janeiro in July 2019 and decided I wanted to take an introductory lesson in Brazilian Samba (I’ve learned a bit of ballroom Samba previously which is a very different style altogether). I managed to link up with Helio and really enjoyed the crash course he
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    Response from RioSambaDancer, Owner at Samba Crash Course
    Responded 25 Jul 2019
    Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your samba crash course. And a little bit of forro. Hope see you next time.
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    The 1 hour session was a great crash course of samba and forro. Patrick explained everything brilliantly and taught us the samba way. Our first ever samba lesson and it was great fun. Highly recommend!
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    Response from RioSambaDancer, Owner at Samba Crash Course
    Responded 20 Jul 2019
    Dear, Thank you very much, Patrick is one of our Samba Instructors, he is great and I'm glad you enjoyed your samba crash course.
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    A great way to get a little closer to Brazilian culture. Patrick was awesome - he made people feel relaxed regardless of their dancing level. It was a lot of fun and we learnt plenty in the hour. Could easily have carried on for another hour or two!
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    Response from RioSambaDancer, Owner at Samba Crash Course
    Responded 20 Jul 2019
    Dear Lucy, Rio Samba dancer is a great way to see the samba culture, have fun and meet new people. Very safe experience and fun. I appreciate your comment.
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    About the operator
    By: Rio Samba Dancer
    411 reviews
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    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Good evening leaning a little samba and experiencing a club
    Enjoyed our evening - easily found the venue for the samba lesson which was fun even though i have two left feet -
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    Great time!
    Very fun class that is tailored to individuals’ experience level. Then, we went to Lapa and explored and danced at
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    Fun + technique make the best samba mix
    I enjoyed my time learning the basics of samba in a beautifully designed and well equipped room of a nice hotel in
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    Jackie Q
    Atlanta, Georgia
    So much fun!
    I had lots of fun learning to dance samba. Definitely get there on time, so you have plenty of time to learn and
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    Leon T
    Fun Class.
    Great crash instruction. Communication at times was difficult with reservations. They our dates 3 times and
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    Sunningdale, United Kingdom
    An absolute must do
    I can not recommend this enough. Patrick broke down some basic samba moves, in a small group environment. But then
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    Sydney, Australia
    A good experience but very overpriced
    I really wanted to do this class and go to a samba club afterwards when we got to Rio. I initially booked for a
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    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Fabulous evening of fun
    We had a great time. Patrick was very patient and good fun... we all felt very comfortable doing the class and
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    London, United Kingdom
    Samba the night away!
    Wonderful way to get a taste of Samba! The class was informative and fun and we all felt confident when we left
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    Emilio D
    A great introduction to the Brasilian samba: it is a must in Rio.
    We (my wife, my daughter and myself) enjoyed a lot the lesson of Samba in Rio de Jaineiro. I the first lesson the
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    Alice H
    I ♥️ samba
    Patrick was great! Would definitely recommend doing this if you have time when you're in Rio. Feel the rhythm,
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    Samba fun
    Helio was the perfect teacher and treated everyone with quality, no matter how you could dance. The best part was
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    Trishul K
    London, England, United Kingdom
    Great samba experience even for two left feet!
    I was a bit nervous doing a samba class as I can’t dance but my wife and I had a great time. Patrick is a great
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    Fun night out !
    Our samba class with Patrick was easy to follow and good fun. We had a really good time at Rio Scenarium despite
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    A great experience!
    Helio was our instructor. He did a fantastic job with the class. It was a lot of fun! After the class, he took us
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