Sambaliscious is one of Australia’s leading Samba schools, with more than a decade of experience teaching women how to dance.

We have developed our very own unique Brazilian Samba curriculums based on our training in Rio de Janeiro with professional Samba instructors and Carnival Queens.


Samba Fundamentals (8 WEEKS)

Investment: $175

Suitable for absolute beginners as well as students with dance experience.

In this course you will learn the basics of Brazilian Samba as well as body awareness and isolations, posture, dancing in heels, poses, parading and much more!

Next Courses:


Mondays 7.30-8.30pm

Xtend Barre Newstead

76 Commercial Road, Teneriffe (Function Well Gym)

Course: October 9th – November 27th




Tuesdays 7.45-8.45pm

Soul Centre – 3 Brolga Avenue (The Brickworks), Southport

Course: October 10th – November 28th



Investment: $275

Suitable for Intermediate/Advanced Samba students

In this course you will learn advanced Samba Technique including musicality, free-styling, parading, posing, body movement, footwork combinations, fast Samba technique, and flexibility and fitness for dancers.

Dates: Wednesdays 7-8pm

September 27th – December 13th

Venue: Xtend Barre Newstead

76 Commercial Road, Teneriffe (Function Well Gym)



Investment: $325

Suitable for dancers with existing performance experience. Please note that in order to do this course, you must also commit to the above Intermediate/Advanced course.

In this course you will hone your performance technique, including stage confidence and mindset, dance conditioning/strength, musicality and expression and much more. We will learn a beautiful new choreography to perform at the Woodford Folk Festival in December!

Dates: Wednesdays 8-9pm

September 27th – December 13th

Venue: Same as above

  • “An epic thank you to Mishel and Mandy! It is truly an honour to be taught by two of the most talented dancers and powerful, gorgeous women! You both continue to inspire me in many ways and empower me as a dancer. I have had the best time with this group of beautiful samba sisters, it is a real pleasure to be part of something so exciting!

    Poppy Sibthorpe
  • Thank you Mishel and Mandy for your amazing vision, sweet choreography, insane costumes and also for giving us an incredible opportunity to learn, understand and perform this beautiful dance style! I feel so privileged to be taught by two very talented & inspiring women and am s looking forward to all the wonderful things that are yet to come!

    Jessie Graves
  • As the newest Samba 'baby' - you all rock. So lovely, encouraging and welcoming. I cannot wait to put on my first samba heels and feathers!!!

    Karen Ahl
  • Much love to you for all the work you put in every week for us. We are all so grateful to be part of this team and represent your brand! Thank you Sambaliscious!

    Czarina Tolentino
  • Thank you for the opportunities, guidance, inspiration and wisdom you pass on in Samba lessons! It really has been life-changing for me and I can’t wait to join you on the next Rio Carnival Tour!

    Emma Jago
  • To perform on the Carnival has always been a dream of mine! Thanks to Mishel Jemma Finlayson & Mandy McGill for taking me into your Samba Performance classes. It's been a big year for me in personal development, both mentally and physically, and Sambaliscious has been instrumental in these changes!

    Cecilia Giles
  • I have been doing twice-weekly private classes with Mishel for the past 3 months and have improved my dance technique, posture, musicality, freestyling and fitness in leaps and bounds! Mishel is an excellent teacher who really pays attention to technique and authenticity and genuinely cares about my progress and goals.  I can't wait to go to Rio and practice what I've learnt in my lessons!

    Stephanie Pyle
  • I thoroughly enjoyed Mishel's classes and teaching method. Her attention to detail is exactly what I am looking for from an educational course and I appreciate her care and attention to teaching correct posture, body movements/isolations, footwork and musicality.
    Her positivity is infectious and I look forward to attending future classes with Sambaliscious and learning from such a talented Samba dancer/teacher!
    Maria-Helena Anselmo