Here are the latest news and happenings with Samba & Etc...

Date News
October 2012 New Mother & Baby dance course in Rugby (Hillmorton) - 4-week beginners course - Free cups of tea included!
October 2012 Next Latin Dance Course for Couples: 6-week Samba de Gafieira. Beginners group at 7pm and Improvers at 8pm (Roger's Hall, Hillmorton, CV21 4EN)
September 2012 New Venue for Latin dance classes in Rugby: Roger's Hall - Hillmorton CV21 4EN
March 2012 Kizomba Fusion Workshop at The Hare & Hounds Country Pub - Kerseley - Coventry
July 2011 Kizomba Fusion Course at The Hare & Hounds Country Pub - Kerseley - Coventry
7 Jan 2010 Christmas break over, we're now back on track for another fun filled year of Samba at the Saracens head!
26 November Okay it's an early Xmas break this year, I hope you all have a great Christmas and a brilliant New Year with lots of Samba dancing of course! If I dont' see you before I hope to see you all back at classes from the 7th January.
12 November It was the annual Samba Christmas night out, this year we ate at the new Greek restaurant in Rugby, the food was fantastic and we all had great fun, even the non-SAMBA-ing partners that came along ;)
21 Feb 2009

RIO CARNIVAL - ESTACIO DE SA SAMBA SCHOOL

If you manage to catch it on satelite: I'll be there!!

9.00 - 10.00pm - Desfile da escola de Samba Estacio de Sa - Sapucai - Rio de Janeiro.

CLICK HERE to see me in the Carnival

Enredo: Que Chita Bacana

01 Feb 09

BEGINNERS SAMBA LESSON IN BIRMINGHAM

Special samba lesson for beginners @ The Kings Head on Sunday

6.00pm - 7.00pm - Salsa lesson for beginners with Edlin

7.00pm - 8 .30pm - SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA lesson for Beginners with Lud

8.30pm onwards - free dance

Address: The Kings Head, Hagley Road, Birmingham, B17 8BJ http://thekingsheadbirmingham.com/

Feb, Mar &April 2009

STAGGERED LESSONS THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY AND MARCH WITH GARY SMART

PLEASE NOTE SCHEDULLED LESSONS BELOW

Please note both lessons (beginners + advanced) will happen at 8.30pm with Gary during Ferbruary and March

Dates for staggered lessons:

February

05-02-09 - free dance with video lessons - no teacher

12-02-09 - 8.30pm - 9.30pm - SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA lesson for improvers + advanced + beginners with Gary

19-02-09 - free dance with video lessons - no teacher

26-02-09 - 8.30pm - 9.30pm - SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA lesson for improvers + advanced + beginners with Gary

March

05-03-09 - free dance with video lessons - no teacher

12-03-09 - 8.30pm - 9.30pm - SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA lesson for improvers + advanced + beginners with Gary

19-03-09 - free dance with video lessons - no teacher

26-03-09 - 8.30pm - 9.30pm - SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA lesson for improvers + advanced + beginners with Gary

April

02-04-09 - normal lessons with Lud:

7.30pm - 8.30pm - SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA lesson for Beginners

8.30pm - 9.30pm - SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA lesson for improvers + advanced

09-04-09 - free dance - no teacher

16-04-09 - all back to normal, lessons with lud every week, every Thursday at usual times again:

7.30pm - 8.30pm - SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA lesson for Beginners

8.30pm - 9.30pm - SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA lesson for improvers + advanced

01 Feb 2009

BEGINNERS SAMBA LESSON IN BIRMINGHAM

Special samba lesson for beginners @ The Kings Head on Sunday

6.00pm - 7.00pm - Salsa lesson for beginners with Edlin

7.00pm - 8 .30pm - SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA lesson for Beginners with Lud

8.30pm onwards - free dance

Address: The Kings Head, Hagley Road, Birmingham, B17 8BJ http://thekingsheadbirmingham.com/

29 Jan 2009

LAST JANUARY LESSON AT SARACEN'S HEAD WITH LUD

Please note time and dates for lessons in February and March are going to be different as teacher willl be off on holiday in Brazil for CARNIVAL IN RIO!

7.30pm - 8.30pm - SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA lesson for Beginners

8.30pm - 9.30pm - SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA lesson for improvers + advanced

04 Dec 2008

EARLY CHRISTMAS DINNER

7.30pm - Challenge 30 min dance with Samba&Etc T-shirt for winning couple at the end!

8.00pm - Christmas meal at Saracen's Head. Check pub website for menu www.thesaracensatbrington.co.uk

06 May 2008

SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA- SHORT COURSE IN COVENTRY

6-WEEK COURSE - SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA - MIXED LEVELS

Starts 06 May 2008 - 7pm - Beginners and Improvers

With Lud (improvers) and Edlin (beginners)

Address: HARE & HOUNDS, Watery Lane, Keresley, Coventry, CV7 8JA

Bookings and more info: contact Ed Josephs 07958 658 253 - edlin@blueyonder.co.uk

22 Mar 2008

SAMBA TASTER SESSION - COVENTRY

30 MIN WORKSHOP WITH LUD + SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA DEMO WITH GARY SMART

Pre-view for the SAMBA COURSE in May

Arrive at 9pm for the workshop

Address: HARE & HOUNDS, Watery Lane, Keresley, Coventry, CV7 8JA

Salsa dance from 10.00pm

20 Mar 2008

SHOW:

HAVANA RAKATAN - LATIN MUSIC & DANCE SHOW

Sunday 20 Apr 2008 - 2.30pm - £24 per person

Address: Milton Keynes Theatre, Malborough Gate, MK9 3NZ

And then back to Duncan's for a late Sunday dinner and more samba...

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13 Mar 2008

NEW PERMANENT VENUE FOR WEEKLY LESSONS

WE MOVED FROM RUGBY TO NORTHAMPTONSHIRE!

New Venue Address: we're now at this lovely countryside pub near Daventry. You can now have a pint after your lesson in a nice relaxed atmosphere.

SARACEN'S HEAD
Main Street
Little Brington
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN7 4HS
01604770640

7.30pm - 8.30pm - SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA lesson for Beginners

8.30pm - 9.30pm - SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA lesson for improvers + advanced

£5 per person - Open to everyone

26 May 07

PARTY: SAMBA NIGHT OUT in Northamptonshire:

26th May 2007 (Saturday - Bank Holiday Weekend)

7.00pm - 8.00pm - GAFIEIRA WORKSHOP for TOTAL Beginners

£5 per person

From 8.00pm: free dance till late

Open to everyone

Address: SARACEN'S HEAD - lovely countryside pub with excellent food
Main Street
Little Brington
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN7 4HS
01604770640

P.S. Limited places for the workshop, so please book to avoid disappointments.

24 Mar 07

SAMBA WORKSHOP in Coventry:

9pm – Samba: total beginners (with Lud)
10pm – Dance til late

ALL CLASSES AND EVENING DANCE ONLY £5

Address: HARE & HOUNDS, Watery Lane, Keresley, Coventry, CV7 8JA

Contact: edlin@blueyonder.co.uk - Ed Josephs 07958 658 253

17 Jan 07

DON'T MISS IT! 6-week SAMBA COURSE in Coventry for TOTAL beginners.

Address:

The Midlands Sport Centre, Tile Hill, Coventry.

Price: £22.80 per person

For more info, send me an e-mail or call Ed on 07958 658 253

Late Sep 06

Rhythms of the Midlands night
We are currently organising a multi-style event with demonstrations of various dance styles performed by some of the dance groups from around the Midlands!

You'll be able to take the opportunity to see some of the students performing or even participate in the workshop and join in the fun!

Performances, free workshop, dance and late bar

*** Watch this space for further details ***

07 Mar 06

SAMBA + SALSA LESSON in Coventry - Don't miss it!

8pm – Salsa: beginners & improvers (with Edlin)
9pm – Samba: total beginners (with Lud)
10pm – Dance til late

ALL CLASSES AND EVENING DANCE ONLY £5

Address: HARE & HOUNDS, Watery Lane, Keresley, Coventry, CV7 8JA

Contact: edlin@blueyonder.co.uk - Ed Josephs 07958 658 253

11 June 05
Click here to check some of the pictures of our lovely party last weekend. Next one to be anounced!
04 June 05

First BAILE `A BRASILEIRA - our first party at the school!

Saturday – 04th June 2005 from 7pm onwards.
Come along to enjoy an evening of good music and dance in a friendly atmosphere.
Everyone welcome.
Bring your own drinks and a dish (savoury or sweet) for our “shared buffet”.
Address:Jaide's Stage Studios Upton Road (just off Somers Road) – behind Travis Perkins - Rugby CV22 7DL

Contact: 01788 562 729

06 May 05
Happy hour at Dragons - Rugby. Samba & drinks. Just come along to join us in the main reception area. Next one to be anounced (soon).
05 May 05
New regular beginner's lessons on Thursdays. Click here for more information.
29 Apr 05

School outing to see GRUPO CORPO in Birmingham. All students & friends invited. This week, we'll have a bit of a different lesson. Instead of our weekly practice, we'll all be going to Birmingham by train to watch the awesomely talented Brazilian dance group. For more details and information click here. Or, if you missed it, click here to check out the pictures.

TBA
Party at the studio (Jaide's Stage Studios) with samba workshops for total beginners (open to friends and family)
30 June 05

My friend Sueli and I will be performing a Samba solo choreography at the Benn Hall for the Summer Hafla 2005 organised by Lynne Chapman - tickets now on sale. For more information, check Lynne's website here.

April 05
Two of my students danced a samba de gafieira in the Jaide's Stage Studio Show 2005 - check out the lovely pictures and video!
Jan 05
New evening for samba nights out at Gecko's: Wednesdays. Next one coming up soon...
Dec 04
Christmas night out with students at Gecko's - Latin American restaurant in Rugby - check out the pictures!
Oct 04
Regular taster samba sessions on Tuesdays at Gecko's - Latin American restaurant in Rugby and dancing until late
31 Oct 04
Halloween party at Jaide's Stage Studios - Upton Road
Sep 04

New venue! Samba lessons for adults started at Jaide's Stage Studios on Friday evenings (solo and partner styles)

Jun 04
Trip to Brazil: lessons and workshops with teacher Marcelo Amorim in Brasilia; visit to Estudantina in Rio.
13 Feb 03
12 brand new samba CDs arrived directly from Brazil with the latest stuff for our samba sessions (and more to come!)
12 Feb 03
Some forro' dancing as an extra feature of tonight's session at the Caribbean Club - just as popular as samba, but even easier! 1 minute for basic step practice and we were ready for fun! It couldn't have been easier!
05 Feb 03
Samba sessions officially set up for Wednesdays from 8.00 to 10.00 at the Caribbean Club - Rugby
29 Jan 03
We have enough people for our first session which will be next Wednesday at the Caribbean club in Rugby ......
23 Jan 03
samba-etc.co.uk went live !