Samba Fogo Presents the 10th Annual Samba Queen

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We are officially 9 days away from the 10th Annual Samba Queen on January 26th! This is a big year for us – it’s our official tenth anniversary as a company– and we’re gearing up to have this be the best Samba Queen yet in order to start the year off right.

We booked a brand-new, beautiful venue for the party at Metro Music Hall. We have one of the largest groups of Samba Queen contestants ever this year, including some returning Rainhas and some lovely new faces. To top it all off, we are also bringing not one, but five special guests to Salt Lake to perform at the event, judge the contest, and teach a full weekend of samba workshops! Angelique Stark (Phoenix), Aninha Malandro (Rio de Janeiro), Daniele Banci (São Paulo), Danielle Lima (New York), Marcelo Gomes (Recife), and our very own Lorin Hansen will be gracing the stage and rocking the studio as our guest artists.

The Samba Queen dance workshops are a great chance to study with world-renowned samba experts who travel the globe sharing the love of samba. You can register online for classes, and they are open to all levels, regardless of who is entering the contest. But if you are feeling like releasing your inner queen this dreary January, it’s not too late to enter the contest as well! Registration closes on January 19th at 11:00pm. As the author of this post can personally attest, Samba Queen is an incredibly unique experience full of more joy, empowerment, community support, and beauty than you could imagine, and it will leave your heart simply overflowing.

Whether you are coming as a contestant, an audience member, a dancer, a merry-maker, reveler, joy-seeker, or all of the above, we are so excited to have you join us for this special event. Buy your tickets, register for the workshops and/or the contest, and get ready to party with us!!

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