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Samba Squad Join-Up Workshops

Do you want to be part of something bigger than yourself:
A fun-loving group of drum-crazy groove addicts?

Join us for our upcoming Samba and Global Grooves Drumming Workshops.

Start now and you can be ready to participate in all the events we do, from street fairs to summer music festivals.

The location is 40 Carl Hall Road in Downsview Park.

  • Go to loading dock 21 at the back of the building.
  • Ample parking available.
  • TTC: we’re a 5 minute walk from Downsview Subway station

See Map Below & View in Google Maps:

Workshops:

  • Sundays: 11 am to 12:45 PM
  • Tuesday Evenings : 6:30 to 8:30

Workshop Price: $20 per class

Contact us for more info & to join up:
Email: info@sambasquad.com or ricklazar@sympatico.ca

Workshop Structure:

You will receive instruction on the different instruments that make up the ensemble. You will learn how they interact to create the rhythms we play. You will learn songs and movement to the rhythms.

You can learn one instrument or learn to play all the instruments.

You will be encouraged to develop your natural talents.

Samba Squad plays a variety of rhythms from the north and south of Brazil, as well as rhythms created by the African diaspora, from Salsa to Samba.

People learn at different speeds and we have different methods of advancing your natural ability.

We have a Google Doc page of  instructional videos .

As you advance you will be invited to attend regular rehearsals on Sunday afternoons ( 1 to 4 PM ) or Monday  nite rehearsals (6:30 to 9 pm)

You are officially in the group when you can be counted on to perform the repertoire.