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Make your way to the dance studio, located near Ipanema, for your dance lesson at 9pm. 

With your instructor in the lead, spend the next hour learning the basic steps of samba and forró in a fun, low-pressure environment. You can come to the lesson on your own, with a partner, or with a group of friends. After an hour of brushing up on your new skills, hop into a private vehicle for transfer to the famous Rio Scenarium.

Arrive around 10:30pm and breeze pass the crowds with fast pass entry, which means no waiting in line. Hit the dance floor to the sounds of a live band and show off your moves. Spend the next 3 hours at the club in the company of your guide and class, then your guide will show you where to get a taxi back to your accommodations.
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Rio Samba Dancer
Dance like a local during this 4-hour experience in Rio de Janeiro. Learn basic samba and forró steps at the dance studio, then transfer to the famous Rio Scenarium, where you'll enjoy express entry, to show off your new moves on the dance floor.
  • 4-hour samba experience in Rio, including a lesson and entry to a local club
  • 1-hour beginner samba and forró lesson
  • No partner neccessary
  • Private transfer to the Rio Scenarium
  • Express entry to Rio Scenarium and 3 hours there with a guide
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Reviewed 21 January 2018
Fun night out for a couple traveling through Rio!

We signed up for this class as a couple during our Honeymoon in Rio. The class was a lot of fun and we had an opportunity to meet other couples who were also traveling through Rio. After the class we all went out to Rio...More

Thank knickstixtguys
RioSambaDancer, Proprietário at Rio Samba Dancer, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you for your review, I`m glad you had a great time with us in your honeymoon in Rio. All the best

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Sun for the days and nights

I dont have a dance talent and my english is not so good, but it was with Rio Samba Experience easy and pleasant. Wonderful possibility of getting to know the pulse of the city. Samba is a sun for the days and nights :) Thank...More

Thank Karina P
RioSambaDancer, Proprietário at Rio Samba Dancer, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Dear Karina, We try our best to make people happy and learn at same time. I`m glad you had a great time in our samba class.

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Nice evening full of fun

Rio Samba Dancer class was really great experience. We learned basics of solo samba dance and we had a lot of fun. Patrick with his partner explained and presented everything really well so we could easily follow. Afterwards we all went to a samba club...More

Thank gregim
RioSambaDancer, Proprietário at Rio Samba Dancer, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Dear Gregim, Thank you for your review, we have different dance instructors and for sure Patrick is one of the best ;)

Reviewed 3 May 2017
So fun I came back again!

I went to this class during my last Rio trip two years ago and enjoyed it so much, I had to try it again on the next trip! It didn't disappoint. Helio and Mike are great and friendly instructors who tailored the class to our...More

Thank silverlinedheart
RioSambaDancer, Owner at Rio Samba Dancer, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thank you very much, keep coming back ;) we always give new steps and you can keep improving your samba.

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Great introduction to Brazilian dance and Rio night life!

My husband and I are new to the city and did the samba class-club tour with some friends last night. We had a really great time and would strongly recommend Rio Samba Dancer for couples or single travelers who are looking to get out and...More

Thank Michelle S
RioSambaDancer, Proprietário at Rio Samba Dancer, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Thank you for the review. I'm glad you had a good time . Regards, Helio

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