Who We Are?

Professora Carolyn Co-Founder of Samba kids
Mestre Curtis Founder of Samba kids

Our MissioN

 The Mission of the program is to educate our Community and audiences with an authentic Brasilian Carnival and folk arts experience. The Samba Man has sparked a community group called Samba Kids sponsored by 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 that bridge Carnival in Brasil with Mardi Gras in New Orleans emphasizing the importance of their African tradition and influences.

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 start at five years old, 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.

Extraordinary Experiences

Music Theory

– a basic theory and understanding of music, Rudimental Drumming techniques and basic Samba Rhythms. Basic structure of counting music

Educational and Culture Enrichment

– History and origins Samba Parade groups as they are similar to the New Orleans parade groups as it is known in Brazil. Names and identification of samba instruments, Learn various dance movements from Brazil.

Our Core Values

Good health promotion

In both classes the Capoeira class the Stilt-walking classes have some Physical Considerations: Students should be in fairly good health. Cardiovascular strength and leg conditioning will be helpful.One of the major goals is to teach good healthy empowerment practices by showing them different ways to strengthen their bodies and their minds. Learn how to promote confidence building, self-esteem, conflict and resolution alternative solutions

Family environment

One of the most unique things about this class is that you and the children can be in the same Location and take separate classes. You can leave Your children and pick them up or stay and watch. We like Parent feedback and support