Escola de Samba Unidos do Ritmo


Brazilian samba & carnival arts in Leeds UK


Our bateria style is authentic samba batucada. Drums for the global dancefloor.

Our fabulous dancers focus on traditional samba no pé and self-expression as unique passistas.

A diverse and international local group. the Leeds samba community is unidos do ritmo (United in rhythm).

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Get some samba.

Book our samba school for your event or project. Find samba dancers, drummers & leaders for every kind of show.


Every event is unique so don't hesitate to ask. We aim to get back to you within 24 hrs (usually sooner)

escola de samba

unidos do ritmo

united in rhythm

Leeds samba was created by a veteran UK-Brazilian team to enjoy, teach and perform authentic contemporary samba and Brazilian carnival arts.


 Brazil's proud carnival institutions have spread their rhythms and dances around the world. Through our shows, inclusive workshops, sessions and rehearsals we celebrate and enjoy the spirit of the escolas de samba.


Leeds Samba's professional network of samba dancers and drummers bring a wealth of experience to your event, media or educational project.


Our Inclusive weekly samba drums & dance sessions are open to newcomers and sambistas alike. members share friendship, history and great events with the international samba community.

So, you want to play samba?

At our weekly sessions players, drummers and percussionists of all abilities develop their skills together.


Master the material performed at our shows, the rhythms and techniques of samba de enredo.

Our sections play chocalho, agogo, tamborim, caixa, surdo and repique in the 'Rio' style. Some instruments are available for beginners. If you want to play cuica, timbau, pandeiro or anything else samba, bring it along.

Experience may be the best teacher, and we develop by playing for real in the samba bateria. Our mestre de bateria Gez and other musicians are there to help climb the learning curve.

A loud welcome and warm drums:

TUESDAYS 7:15 - 9:45pm

Freedom Mills

Washington St




samba no pé!

Unidos do Ritmo’s madrinha de bateria and experienced dancer Thali Bento brings Samba to Leeds.

Samba is a Brazilian dance and Carnival main attraction. In our classes you will learn how to focus on rhythm and timing: listening to changes in tempo, keeping on beat, and recognising the main samba drums. Samba no pé, Samba reggae and even Pagode will be brought to our classes. Do you know the difference between them? Come to our class to find out!

The samba moves technique is developed through freestyle and routines. We will also focus on Body Confidence: how to walk and dance in heels and how to showcase yourself. Confidence, expression and self worth are guaranteed!

Besides dancing Samba at home or in the club, our Passistas (samba dancers) will also be able to perform at gigs, parades and even Carnival with our group Leeds Samba Unidos do Ritmo. Costume making workshops are always held during the Spring Term, and dancers are ready and prepared for the main Summer gigs.

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