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Previous performances

BSS dance and bateria members have over 100 live performances under our belts, including

  • London Olympics and Paralympics
  • Brighton & Hove Albion match-day half-time performance at the Amex
  • A secret wedding
  • TV's Secret Street Crew with Ashley Banjo
  • Copenhagen Carnival
  • Sussex County Cricket Ground
  • Withdean Stadium on match-day for Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Brighton Fringe Festival
  • Brighton Pavilion
  • Brighton Pride
  • Liverpool Brasilica
  • Helsinki Carnival
  • London to Brighton Bike Ride
  • Brighton Marathon
  • Mardi Gras on the Isle of Wight
  • and with our friends at the London School of Samba at Notting Hill Carnival

Booking Enquiries

For more information, please email with your enquiry.


Whether you are a school looking for an exciting activity during enrichment week or to supplement your curriculum, or an organisation seeking a new team-building exercise, we have the perfect workshop for you. We can provide group tuition and instruments for up to 30 people per session at your company, organisation, school or college in a full day, half-day or evening workshop or team-building session. Our team are experienced, qualified teachers in their subject. All members of the team hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate (formerly CRB Disclosure). We aim to provide an energetic, motivating and all-inclusive session for every participant.

Activity Worksheets for schools

Differentiated samba-related activity sheets for primary and secondary pupils - complements our practical workshops or ideal for enrichment week sessions. For more details on packs for your school, email us on

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