Samba Dance 2022

Application Form for 15 - 22 year olds


There are no formal requirements, however, ideally you will be studying some form of dance or performing arts, and be at least 1st year of GCSE studies. For example, you may be studying GCSE or A-Level Dance or Performing Arts, or in Higher Education studying a subject that includes some dance (even drama). Or, you may be doing something else entirely but have learnt dance out of school. It doesn’t matter what kind of dance, you just need to show us that you are capable of learning movement in a group environment and have good body awareness, movement control and proprioception.

Most of all we want you to have enough background that you can be free and expressive in the movements without being stressed about the content so you can smile and share your enjoyment of the dance!

Please use the boxes in the form below to write a  paragraph or 2 about what your dance background is and why you want to learn samba if you would like to join the performing group.

We will take into account, your experience, how close to the studio you live and how fully you can commit to the rehearsals when choosing performers. All genders and gender identities welcome!

There will also be a show with drums on a weekend in early July, date tbc, but please bear in mind before filling your diary!

UDM Samba Porta Bandeira, The Scoop

Submission Deadline Midnight on Sun 15th May

Performance Dates

These will be short parades and stage shows, suited to the level of the class:

  • 25th June Southwest Fest Pimlico
  • 9th July Acton Carnival
  • 16th or 17th July (tbc) Lambeth Country Show
  • 20th August The Scoop @MoreLondon
  • 21st August Latin Life Festival Finsbury Park

Please let us know in the application form if you are interesting in performing!

If you are under 18 you must fill in the parent contact info regardless of whether you plan to perform.

We don’t yet know the times of any performances as this depends on the event organisers.
Costumes will be provided but you may need to buy your own dance tights and possibly shoes. we will advise you about this at class.

photo: Adam Bayford

Check your email (and spam) to confirm submission


You can pay £6 cash per week on the door or you can pay £50 for the block of 10  classes by bank transfer in advance or at the 1st class. This is NON REFUNDABLE unless UDMSamba cancels the class. Missed classes due to illness or unforseen circumstances will not to be refunded so please bear this in mind when deciding how best to pay.

Hardship: If you are genuinely unable to pay but committed to taking part in all the classes and performances please  email to discuss your situation. We will do our best to support your involvement.


Bank transfers can be sent to: 

Uniao da Mocidade, Co-Operative Bank, Sort 089299, Acct 65132625. 

photo: Adam Bayford