To offer a uniquely authentic and fairly judged Samba competition in the home of Samba, Rio de Janeiro, judged by Brazil’s leading Carnival choreographers, Samba Queens and specialists. To unite Samba dancers from around the world in the home of Samba, Rio de Janeiro, for a series of workshops and master classes by Rio’s most renowned Carnival Samba instructors and artists!
Currently working (or previously worked) as a Samba instructor and/or paid performer
*** Please note that there will NOT be an Amateur or Semi-pro division to this event in respect of the art of performing and to ensure there is a standard to the quality of skill/technique level
SOLO ENTRY – Freestyle to live Batucada (45 seconds slow, 45 seconds fast)
Participants will be scored across a variety of genres including musicality, expression, power/energy, costume/presentation, technique/difficuluty and authenticity, judged by a panel of Rio’s most respected and experienced Samba instructors/artists.
Attendance/participation at any the following events in 2017:
- U.S.A. Rainha do Samba Competition (Phoenix, Arizona)
- Australasian Samba Queen Competition (Gold Coast, Australia)
or submit a video of yourself (max 90 seconds) performing Samba to:
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