Why Choose Samba Passion

Musas Samba Passion is a Brazilian dance entertainment company based in Auckland New Zealand, who bring the authenticity, energy and spirit of Brazil to every event. We are distinguished by our very unique colorful costumes and highly energetic performances. Our dedicated professionals are highly trained to provide unforgettable dance shows but mostly it is through our love and passion for Brazilian culture that we keep spreading smiles everywhere we go.
We perform spectacular Rio Carnaval Shows, Brazilian Drumming, Brazilian Funk Hip Hop, Afro Brazilian dance, Carmem Miranda show, Capoeira and much more!
We have performed at festivals, weddings, birthday parties and many cultural events all around New Zealand. Call us or email us for a quote!
Our Dance school…

Samba Passion School is the largest Samba school in New Zealand, established in 2016, the school grew from humble beginnings with Gabriela Guimarães initially running classes to allow people to learn samba in a social environment. Today, there are currently over 70 students who attend Samba, Little Divas (kids) Malandro & Funk Favela classes. All choreographies are created by Gabriela herself.

Samba Passion is known for its energia, authentic style, and Brazilian spirit. So if you are looking for a new fun experience. Join the school NOW!

100% result guarantee

Skilled Trainer

12 years of experience

Happy clients

Flexible timetable

Comfortable location

Choose Your Dance Style!

SAMBA - BEGINNERS 8 WEEK COURSE

Monday 7pm – 8pm

Empire Studios l 2 Bond Street l Grey Lynn l Auckland

8 weeks $120

This course is ideal for people who have never done Samba before or for people who wish to improve and fine-tune their basic samba steps. During the 8 weeks, you will learn the fundamental basic samba steps, samba rhythm and a lot about the roots of Samba. Enjoyment & fun guaranteed!

SAMBA INTERMEDIATE - 8 WEEK COURSE

Tuesday 7pm – 8pm

Empire Studios l 2 Bond Street l Grey Lynn l Auckland

8 weeks $120

This course is suitable for people who have completed the Samba Beginners course and feel confident with their Samba technique. This course covers more technical samba steps, and has a faster pace. It is a great way to sharpen and polish your samba moves. Some students may wish to repeat the Beginners course a couple of times before advancing to the Intermediate level.

MALANDROS

Friday 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Empire Studios l 2 Bond Street l Grey Lynn l Auckland

8 weeks $120

Calling all men out there that have always wanted to learn SAMBA NO PE malandro style! This is a men-only class full of energy, great foot work and fun, funky, samba steps! It is an open level so anyone can join.

LITTLE DIVAS AND MALANDRINHOS

Saturday 11am – 12pm

Kohimarama Yacht Club l 80 Tamaki Drive l Mission Bay l Auckland

8 weeks $80 (Suitable for kids 6-11 years old)

It is time for the little ones to shine!

If your child loves to dance or move then this is a great class to join. Kids will learn the samba basics and foundations and be taken on journey where they will learn to mix Brazilian dance art, and culture together whilst making new friends!

FUNK

Monday 8pm – 9pm

Empire Studios l  2 Bond Street l Grey Lynn l Auckland

8 weeks $120

Funk signifies not only a music genre, but also a dance, a beat, and a way of talking about hardship.Funk carioca, favela funk, and in other parts in the world, baile funk, is a music genre from Rio de Janeiro, derived from Miami bass and Gangsta Rap music.
Originating from Rio, funk carioca has become increasingly popular amongst working classes in other parts of Brazil. The dance is very energetic and has a lot of strength and power.

Samba Technique

Thursday 8.30pm -9.30pm

Empire Studios l 2 Bond Street l Grey Lynn l Auckland

$15 per class

This class is designed for Intermediate/Advance dancers who want to improve on their Samba technique, freestyle, musicality and performance skills There is a big focus on confidence and authenticity.

This class is also a great dance workout!

Meet Our Instructor

Prices

Whether you have little to no experience or lots of it – we have a great variety of classes for all levels! We run our classes in 8 week blocks where you will learn technique and a choreo and we highly recommend that you complete the full 8 weeks to get the best out of the course!

SAMBA BEGINNERS

Monday

7.00pm – 8.00pm

Beginners

Empire Studios l 2 Bond St l Grey Lynn l Auckland

$120 / 8 Weeks

SAMBA INTERMEDIATE

Tuesday

7.00pm – 8.00pm

Intermediate

Empire Studios l 2 Bond St l Grey Lynn l Auckland

$120 / 8 Weeks

MALANDROS

Friday

6.30pm – 7.30pm

Mens Class

Empire Studios l 2 Bond St l Grey Lynn l Auckland

$120 / 8 Weeks

LITTLE DIVAS AND MALANDRINHOS

Saturday

11.00am – 12.00pm

6 to 11 years old

Kohimarama Yacht Club l 80 Tamaki Drive l Mission Bay l Auckland

$80 / 8 Weeks

FUNK

Mondays

8.00pm – 9.00pm

Men & Women’s Class – Open Level

Empire Studios l 2 Bond St l Grey Lynn l Auckland

$120 / 8 Weeks

SAMBA TECHNIQUE

Thursday

8.30pm – 9.30pm

Intermediate/Advance Level

Empire Studios l 2 Bond St l Grey Lynn l Auckland

$15 per class

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to wear for class?

Comfortable clothes to dance in and supportive sneakers, gym gear is recommended as samba is a workout in itself! S

What to bring?

Water bottle, and your SMILE!

What shoes?

You can bring your heels to practices but also wear your trainers.

Contact

If you need more information please contact us

+64 21 269 7740

dance@sambapassion.co.nz

Auckland, New Zealand