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Youth Summer Camp 2014

Samba Criança (Samba Kid) is a unique summer camp for youth ages 5-13. Students engage in hands-on Brazilian drumming and dance with Samba Fogo. All instruments are provided, and tuition includes one free program T-shirt.

  • Ages 9-13: July 7-11, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Ages 5-8: July 14-18, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • SLC Arts Hub, 663 W 100 S
  • $100 per student for 15 hours of instruction.

To register, click "Buy Now" below:

Samba Criança Tuition: $100

posted April 07, 2014


Weekly Dance Class

Samba, Samba Reggae, Afro-Brazilian dance, Orixa Dance Movement, and many other styles of Brazilian dance are explored in this class. The class runs year-round, on a drop-in basis.

  • Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Salt Lake City Arts Hub
  • 663 West 100 South
  • $12 Drop-in or $100 for a ten-class card
  • Live Drumming! Free Parking!
  • Fun, Energetic, Great Workout.
  • Men and women of ALL LEVELS WELCOME (seriously - we mean it - ALL LEVELS)!!

You may purchase a $12 drop-in dance class or 10-class card for $100 by clicking Buy Now below. Cards are good for both weekly dance classes. Bring a printed copy of your transaction receipt to class as proof of your purchase. (You can also pay with cash or check at class).

Drop-in Dance Class: $12

Ten-Class Dance Card: $100

posted March 12, 2014


Samba Dance Workshop

Saturday, April 19, 2-4pm

Samba Fogo presents a one-day Brazilian Samba Workshop, open to all levels. The class will cover basic samba dance as well as fancy footwork and flattering moves, and will be instructed by Samba Fogo Artistic Director Lorin Hansen and lead Samba Fogo dancer, Joana Galdino ("Morena Fogo"). Learn how to carry yourself like a Rainha Da Bateria, Queen Of The Drums! Heels are optional (the sturdier, the better). You can Pre-Register by clicking "Buy Now" below (please bring your receipt with you to the workshop). You can also register in person at the workshop.

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Samba Dance Workshop Registration $15

posted January 18, 2014


Drum Audition

Sunday, April 13, 2-4pm

Samba Fogo is holding an audition to welcome drummers and percussionists of all backgrounds into our performing ranks. All instruments are provided.

Samba Fogo band rehearsals are currently Sundays, 2-4pm. Performance opportunities for auditioned members include local and national clubs, festivals, theaters and special events, as well as national touring productions. All performing band members are expected to attend rehearsal at least once per week.

Samba Fogo is a non-profit organization, and participation for auditioned members is free. All instruments are supplied. Private lessons with Musical Director Mason Aeschbacher are available to prepare for the audition.

For more information or to schedule a private lesson, send an email to info@sambafogo.com

posted October 08, 2012


Donate to Samba Fogo

Samba Fogo is currently accepting tax-deductible charitable contributions to help sustain our year-round programming. Samba Fogo is a 501(c)(3) Organization. We have experienced much success in recent years, but we still have many funding gaps. Your donation will help ensure that Samba Fogo remains a strong cultural arts presence in Utah, and continues to bring the joy of dancing, playing, and experiencing Samba and Brazilian cultural arts to diverse populations.

posted December 06, 2011