Semi Pro and Professional Group division (choreography)
Semi Pro and Professional Solo division (freestyle to live Batucada)

SOLO ENTRY – Freestyle to live Batucada (1 min slow, 1 min fast)

GROUP ENTRY – Team choreography (max 2 minute routine)


Download judging criteria


Semi Pro
Minimum 1 year Samba performance experience (unpaid)

Currently working (or previously worked) as a Samba instructor and/or paid performer


Australasian Samba Queen (Pro solo category)

  • Crowned Australasian Samba Queen (official crown + sash)
  • Crowned Queen of Australia’s 1st Samba school, Unidos de Sydney
  • $700 cash prize + return airfares to Sydney to parade for Unidos de Sydney at the 2019 Carnival
  • Paid Samba workshop at 2019 Sunshine Coast Festival
  • Full Brazilian couture bikini by Beleza Designs
  • Passista-inspired outfit, headpiece, back piece + Samba heels by The Samba Shop
  • Sponsorship by SOHLOH DESIGNS dance shoes
  • Brazilian activewear and Samba Heels by Brazil Carnival Shop

Australasian Samba Muse (Semi-Pro solo category):

  • Crowned Australasian Samba Muse (official crown + sash)
  • $350 cash prize + Sponsorship by SOHLOH
  • 1 x set feathered shoulder wings by Beleza Designs
  • Samba Muse gift bag by The Samba Shop (Samba heels, stockings, Brazilian activewear)
  • Brazilian activewear and Samba Heels by Brazil Carnival Shop

Group category winners

  • Gift bags with Brazilian activewear, Samba heels, make up, beauty products and more!

Important information

The Australasian Samba Queen Competition will be held in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Latin Dance Festival at the Kawana Community Centre on the Sunshine Coast from May 11-13, 2018.

In order to compete in the Australasian Samba Queen Competition, you must register in the appropriate category for your level and purchase a Full Performers Pass to the Sunshine Coast Latin Dance Festival.

This will include access to all parties, workshops, the Samba Immersion Day and entry to compete at the 3rd Australasian Samba Queen Competition on Saturday 12th May.


Samba Queen & Performers:

General public tickets to the event: