Rio Samba Dancer: Rio de Janeiro Dance Class: Samba and Nightlife

Rio de Janeiro Dance Class: Samba and Nightlife

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio Samba Dancer

Social Enterprise

4 Hours
From$68 USDper person

Rio Samba Dancer promotes Brazilian culture through dance and offers lessons and tours based in its Ipamena studio.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit a dance studio and help make their lessons more accessible to lower income youth.
  • Master each step of the samba to live music with an expert.
  • Get a true taste of Rio’s vibrant history and nightlife.

Tour revenue will go towards empowering underprivileged young people through dance and communication.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    From Tuesday to Sunday

  • Start Time

    9 PM

  • Duration

    4 Hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Couples

  • Languages

    English, Spanish, Portuguese

  • Tour Participants

    3 to 50

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment


  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Start learning the basics of the samba right away with people from all around the world! After a brief introduction, a dance master will teach you the first steps of samba at Ipanema’s premier dance studio. Then, hop in a van for a short tour and cruise around Copacabana and to the Lapa, a famous nightlife district. A guide will explain in detail the history of Rio and Brazil, and point out all the fascinating sights along the way amidst the glowing lights and bustling crowds. Finally, get off at an exciting local club, and kick off the night by taking a shot of cachaça, Brazil’s famous sugarcane liquor that packs a sweet punch. Finally, test out your newly-acquired dance moves to live music played by a real samba and forró band. Let the rhythms of the zabumba drum flow through your body as you move your feet and sway your arms. A taxi will await you outside the renowned Rio Scenarium club when the festivities wind down, but until then, dance the night away!

Vetted & Visited By

Ribbon ambassador
Lisa Eldridge
October 14, 2016

Tour Start Address

82 Visconde de Piraja Street, Suite 104 – Underground – Ipanema, Corpo FitZen Studio – Near to General Osorio Subway Station, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

How To Get There

Rio Samba Dancer is located near the General Osorio metro station in the Ipanema neighborhood. It is accessible by taxi, bus, and subway. From Visconde de Piraja Street, turn onto Teixeira de Melo. The restaurant Carretao and Shenanigans Pub are close by.

Please note: The tour does not include hotel pick-up or drop-off.

Tour ends at Lavradrio street, number 20, downtown.

More About Rio Samba Dancer


To promote Brazilian culture through dance.

Main Programs

  • Dance classes for underprivileged children