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Empowering Kids Through Afro-Brasilian Culture

Experience the vibrant world of Samba kids drumming and dance, Stilt Walking, and Kapoeira Angola and Afro-Brasilian martial arts; Join us for free classes!

Our Offerings

Explore the variety of engaging Afro Brasilian programs and classes for kids

Stilt Walking

Build confidence and physical strength through stilt walking classes led by professional instructors

Samba Drumming

Learn the basics of music theory, Samba rhythms, and drumming techniques from experienced instructors

Kapoeira Angola

Join Mestre Curtis the martial art form classes rooted in African traditions, promoting discipline and cultural

Program founder and director

Experience the vibrant world of Samba kids drumming and dance, Stilt Walking, and Kapoeira Angola and Afro-Brasilian martial arts; Join us for free classes!

Mestre Curtis Pierre
“AKA” The SambaMan

GOAL  The goals of these programs is to Educate, Entertain and Inspire kids, community and all types of people to “travel to a different part of the world through a interactive cultural enrichment experience” and I like to work hard to keep the information exciting, fresh, authentic and engaging.

                 MISSION The Mission of the programs is to audiences with an authentic Brasilian Carnival and folk arts experience. The Samba Man has sparked a community group called Samba Kids sponsored by Mestre Curtis Pierre and Casa Samba, a New Orleans based samba school. We accomplish this through weekly open rehearsals, classes and frequent school and university workshops/presentations. Additionally, we maintain a center that works to educate the New Orleans community and the Gulf South region of the rich cultural traditions of Brasil and the similarities which bridge Carnival in Brasil with Mardi Gras in New Orleans emphasizing that importance of their African tradition and influences. 

Explore The World

BUILDING GOOD CHARACTER and learn about themes like Respect, Responsibility, and Fairness through drumming, dancing, and singing Brasilian Culture and have BIG FUN doing it. Discover the AMAZING MUSIC of Brasil and learn about DIVERSITY through the Arts. Samba Kids is used as a form to help families spend time together, by having kids classes going at the same time as the adult classes. In this program parents can watch thier kids learn Stiltwalking and Brasilian rhythms and cultures while having the option of takeing a Samba dance class for themselves at the same time. So you get to enjoy being with your children as the whole family is taking classes. The recommended age for the children’s class starts at five years old, and the classes are free for all children under the age of 18 years old. Located at the N.O.R.D.C. Center 800 Race St. New Orleans, LA. 70130.

About The Classes

A brief description of our children’s classes

NOTE: Class To Ressart May 31st

FREE Saturdays from 9:30am to 12 noon



Saturday mornings from 930 to 10 a.m. Ages 5 to 9 and from 10 AM to 10:30 AM ages 10 and up

This is an open class walk-ins welcome. This class focuses on Basic drumming techniques, proper position to hold the sticks, how to sit while playing your instrument, a basic understanding of how to count music, some simple rudimental drumming and they will also learn about various samba rhythms about Brazilian cultural Drumming and Dancing

Registration Begins May 31st

All Classes Will be starting May 31st. You can register anytime

Samba Kids Registration Form