Arts Education and Outreach

Samba Fogo schedules arts residencies and guest classes in various schools and programs throughout the year. Residencies can feature Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian drumming, dance, song, and/or creative movement, depending on the interest and budget of each school. Many residencies culminate in a final student performance. Please CONTACT US to inquire about educational outreach options and rates.

For Learning

By integrating hands-on cultural arts with curriculum, students learn through research-based teaching practices that address diverse learning styles and nurture creativity.

For Success

Students develop personal, social and intellectual skills while they learn to work and “play” together in an ensemble. Students learn to cooperate and achieve success as one.

For Community

Students connect more fully to their classmates as they engage with exciting cultural content and gain a global perspective.

For the young, playing music together is a way of deeply interacting with one another, evoking a devotion to excellence, the discipline of working together, and the interdependence between sections, voices and instruments.

- José Antonio Abreu, founder of El Sistema -

Past Educational Partners

Rose Park Elementary
Entheos Academy
Rowland Hall Summerworks Program
Utah Portuguese Immersion Program
Hillcrest High School
West High School
Salt Lake Community College
SL School for the Performing Arts (S.P.A.)

Roosevelt Elementary
Eastwood Elementary
Alianza Academy
California Brazil Camp
Highland Park Elementary
Salt Lake Community College
University of Utah

Tanner Dance
Westminster College
Ballet West
Repertory Dance Theatre
Salt Lake Arts Academy
The Open Classroom
Utah Dance Education Organization

“I giggle to myself as I remember each instant I tried so hard to make my drum meet the rhythm of everyone else. It’s easy to be the best me I can be when everywhere I look I see people who are laughing and working hard.

- Rose Park Academy Student -

Video of Past Educational Programs

Download our 2017 Arts Outreach BrochureDOWNLOAD PDF

Samba Fogo is a wonderful partner to work with, we met before hand to discuss goals, objectives, hopes, and scheduling and they were attentive, flexible and excited to do what’s best for our students. It was truly a joy to work with them.

- Joel Arvizo, Director of Rose Park CLC -


Discovery Gateway

Samba Camp is a unique summer arts camp where students will engage in Brazilian drumming, dance, song, craft-making and folklore, as they put together a culminating performance for friends and family on the final day of the camp. Authentic Brazilian samba drums are supplied by Samba Fogo, and students get a free Samba Fogo T-shirt to take home!


Students should bring a water bottle and a snack each day, and wear clothing they can move in freely. The camp will be held inside Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, and students will have the opportunity to explore the museum as part of this unique, cultural drum and dance camp.


Samba Camp is supported by the Salt Lake City Arts Council and the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks program.

Tuition: $120 per student. Ages 5-9.Register Now

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