Brazilian Samba is a fabulous way to improve your fitness and confidence, reduce your stress and get your body moving and grooving to amazing music!

I was the very first Australian to perform as a Muse (the highest level for a foreign dancer) at Rio’s spectacular Carnival and have been teaching Samba to women all over the world for 15+ years, so you’ll be in excellent hands!

No partner, experience or coordination necessary – just come and have fun with me!


“I’ve had such a blast with Mishel and the Sambaliscious tribe over the past 6 months. My health and fitness, mind body & spirit have improved immensely as a result of Mishel’s classes, guidance, positive energy and sense of empowerment!” – Tanya Nguyen

Course Dates

Final Block: October 26 – December 1

Redlands Fundamentals - $150

Valley Fundamentals - $150

Valley Int/Advanced - $150

2 x Courses - $250

Studio Location

Brisbane: Elements Collective – 17 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley (downstairs)

Please note: All courses are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you cannot make a studio class for any reason, you can make it up with our weekly online classes, which are included as part of your course fees. No casual classes as courses are progressive.


Samba Fundamentals (Level 1)

Learn the basics of Brazilian Samba with lots of hip drills, body movement, technique practice and fitness drills to support your body conditioning for dance!

Suitable for both beginners and experienced dancers to refine their technique and improve their Samba stamina.

Samba Improvers (Level 2)

Take your Fundamentals to the next level with this course, focusing on styling your basics and improving your technique, introducing you to footwork combos and building your physical fitness for faster Samba.

Suitable for students who have done at least  3+ months of Samba.

Intermediate/Advanced Samba (Level 3-4)

Up-level your Samba with advanced drills, technique, fitness, musicality, body movements
and footwork and find your own unique style with lots of freestyling practice!

Suitable for students with a minimum of 12+ months Samba experience.

Performance Samba (Level 5) 

Advanced Samba technique, including dance conditioning, footwork patterns, body movement, parading, musicality, stage presence and choreography.

Suitable for students with a minimum 18-24 months Samba experience.



Brazilian Abs/Butts/Thighs 

Build your core strength, tone your muscles, improve your flexibility and feel stronger overall with this high intensity class designed specifically to support your Samba journey.

Deep Stretch for Flexibility + Relaxation

Support your dance and fitness journey with Yoga sequences specifically designed for Samba, and reduce your stress and anxiety with breath work and meditation.


Thanks for the fun filled classes, learning about the Brazilian culture and your bubbly presence always!
Mishel is an amazing teacher, the classes are a great mix of fun, technique, drills and cardio! And cannot go past the confidence boost that dancing samba brings! Thank you for being awesome!
Mishel is such an inspiring teacher, she brings her high energy and big smile to each and every class and you can’t help but catch the Samba fever!
Well paced and fun dance classes. Mishel is an absolute expert at what she does and you couldn’t be in better hands if you’re looking to start out or progress in samba. Thoroughly recommend