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.

Come see us at any of the events currently in our Gig List - including our ‘Friends & Family’ night on Thursday 13th June, an ideal time to see what we do and how easily you can join us.

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 often haven't danced or drummed before.

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

We play at all sorts of events, big and small.

Our 2019 Gig List

  • Private Event - 12 April

  • Rio Extravanganza - Henley Community Centre - Saturday 27 April - 7pm

  • Mendlesham Street Fayre - BH Monday 6 May - 12 noon & 3.30pm

  • Ipswich "Twilight" Races afternoon - Ipswich Waterfront - Saturday 11 May - from 5.30pm

  • Framlingham Gala - Framlingham - Monday 27 May - 12 noon & 3pm

  • ALL WELCOME - £2 for non members - ‘Friends & Family’ - Thursday 13 June - 7pm

  • Southwold Arts Festival - Saturday 22 June - 11.30am & 4pm

  • Heveningham Hall Country Fair - Sunday 23 June -11am & 3.30pm

  • Otley Village Fair - Saturday 6 July - 2.15pm & 4.15pm

  • Ipswich Twilight Run - Cornhill - Saturday 26 July - from 7pm

  • Felixstowe Carnival - Saturday 27 July - 1pm & 4pm

  • Aldeburgh Carnival - Monday 20 August - 3.15pm & 6.45pm

  • Art EAT - Ipswich Waterfront - Saturday 21 September - 2.30pm

We hope to see you at the events and you enjoy our music and perhaps join us in a dance …………….


Where to find us ........


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

We rehearse at: 
St Peter's Church, Star Lane, Ipswich. IP4 1JQ
opposite the Novotel roundabout.

Every Thursday :

7pm - dancers
7.30pm - band
8pm - band and dancers
8.30pm - notices and info

We look forward to seeing you there.......

We are run by a group of member directors: John Last, Connor Loose, Sally Scrutton,
Jane Wollard, Marcus Halling, Ross Copsey, Bev Ward - if you wish to contact any of us please use the contact us form below, or visit rehersals on a Thursday Evening. There is normally a Christmas break during December and January - dates to be confirmed.

Contact Us

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


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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