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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.

Starting Sunday, June 27, running every Sunday from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

Start now and you can be ready to participate in all the events we do, once life returns to normal, 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.

Workshops are conducted under Pandemic guidelines with social distancing and masks. Workshops are outside so bring sunscreen, hats, and water.

Workshop Price: $15 per class, 5 for 60.00, or ten classes for $120.00.

Contact us for more info & to join up: Email:

Workshop Structure

  • The first 90 minutes consist of instruction on rhythms played by Samba Squad.
  • At 1:00 pm Samba Squad members arrive and invited workshop participants can rehearse with the regular group for another 30-60 minutes.

Although you might be swamped with info, we have found that this accelerates the learning curve.

You will learn rhythms, movements to the rhythms, and songs. 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 people are moved up accordingly: Beginner, intermediate and advanced. It’s similar to belts in capoeira or karate.

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