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 ..................

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

Our 2018 Gig List

  • Mendlesham Street Fayre - BH Monday 7 May - 1.30pm & 3.30pm

  • Ipswich "Twilight" Races afternoon - Ipswich Waterfront - Saturday 12 May - 4.45pm & 7.30pm

  • "Come and See What We Are All About"
    Ipswich Waterfront -Sunday 10 June - 2pm & 3.30pm

  • Southwold Arts Festival - Saturday 23 June - 11.45am & 4pm

  • Heveningham Hall Country Fair - Sunday 1 July - 11am & 3.30pm

  • Otley Village Fair - Saturday 7 July - 2.15pm & 4.15pm

  • Felixstowe Carnival - Saturday 28 July - 1pm & 4pm

  • Ipswich Twilight Run - Cornhill - Friday 3 August - from 6pm

  • Aldeburgh Carnival - Monday 20 August - 1pm & 6.45pm

  • Private Gig - Friday 21 September 10pm

We would like to thank everyone who has been to see us during 2018 and look forward to seeing you in 2019..... dates to be confirmed.......... watch this space.


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 :

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

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


We are run by a group of member directors: John Last, Connor Loose, Sally Scrutton,
Oli Watts - Co. Sec., Jane Wharton, Jane Wollard, if you wish to contact any of us please use the contact us form below.

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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