Escola de Samba Internacional is Sydney’s dedicated Brazilian dance school. We offer classes and courses in Samba no pé, Brazilian Funk, Axe and Fit Dance as well as monthly classes with live bateria (drums). There are classes for all levels from absolute beginners to a professional level.
Our classes run on Monday and Thursday evenings at Triple Menace Studios, 86 Sydnenham Road, Marrickville (Sydney’s inner west). The studio is a short walk from Sydnenham train station and there is ample street parking.
OUR PURPOSE OUR PASSION
The Escola (school) is dedicated to providing progressive Brazilian dance education that is in line with the latest and ever evolving dance techniques and artistic styles in Brazil with authenticity and respect for the roots of the culture at our core.
We are passionate about sharing our experience and love for Brazilian dance with all our students and nurturing them to grow and be their best dance selves!
THE STRENGTH OF OUR INSTRUCTOR TEAM
The Escola’s director and head instructor Sashya Jay is Australia’s most recognised Brazilian Samba choreographer and artist. She is currently the only instructor in Australia officially endorsed by Brazil’s “King of Samba” Carlinhos Salgueiro, to teach his signature technique.
The Escola is the only Brazilian dance school in Australia with an entire team of instructors who travel to Brazil regularly to train with the best of the best and parade as official Passistas (professional Samba dancers) in Rio carnaval. The Escola instructors are Passistas of Rio’s top Samba schools – Paraiso do Tuiuiti, Academicos do Salgueiro, Imperio Serrano and Sao Clemente.
Our instructor Jeska was also selected to be in the elite cast of only 24 top Samba dancers competing in the prestigious Brasil Samba Congress 2019 Championships in Rio de Janeiro.
This exceptional calibre of experience is reflected in all our classes.
THE BIGGER PICTURE
The Escola is part of the Samba Internacional organisation. Founded in 2016, the objective of Samba Internacional is to foster the integrity of Brazilian Samba culture globally. Samba Internacional presents the annual Australia Samba Congress, has an educational YouTube channel and offers annual tours to Brazil to parade in carnaval.
In addition to Brazilian dance classes, the Escola also provides professional Brazilian entertainment for all events.