We’re the Suffolk School of Samba.

We perform music and dance inspired by Brazil, Cuba, Africa and our home town of Ipswich.

We are proud to be the original samba group in the region, getting started in 1994. We’ve taught and performed to thousands of people at hundreds of events.

We're a group of non-professional musicians and dancers, from across East Anglia.  We love playing music and dancing but most importantly we love having fun.  

We call ourselves a samba school after the large samba groups in Brazil.  These groups often have thousands of members, and spend all year working towards a carnival where they compete against other schools in the area.

Aldeburgh 2016

Aldeburgh 2016

We're not that big, and we're more likely to perform in Brandeston than Brazil - but we do have lots of members and work towards small and large performances, including carnivals, each year.

Like the groups in Brazil, most of our members aren't professional performers.  They're people who fancy having a bit of fun and making some great friends and oftern haven't danced or drummed before.

COME AND JOIN US ..................

Join us


We're always looking for new people to join us. Just drop us a line!

Our rehearsals happen every Thursday :

6.45-7.30pm dancers
7.30-8.15pm dancers & band
8.30-9:15pm band

Here's a map to our rehearsal space:
St Peter's Church, Star Lane, Ipswich.
(Novotel roundabout)

Contact Us

We love to hear from people, whether its about joining us or getting us to perform for you.

We play at all sorts of events, big and small.
Our 2017 Gig List :

  • Southwold Arts Festival
  • Otley Village Fair
  • Felixstowe Carnival
  • Ipswich Twilight Run
  • Aldeburgh Carnival
  • Beccles Christmas Lights

Since our beginnings in 1994 we’ve performed to tens of thousands of people— could the people at your event be next?

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