COVID-19 update for all members

In light of recent developments, the UdB team has made the following decisions in regards to trainings and socials

To our passistas; our fortnightly ensaios will continue, given samba is not a partnered dance and there should be no reason for contact. Our rehearsal space is large enough that we can give each other plenty of personal space. We will have sanitizer on hand and please make use of the bathrooms to wash your hands thoroughly if required. Bring your own water bottles and limit personal contact as much as possible.

Of course, if you are feeling unwell, we ask that you stay at home to rest and drink plenty of water.

In regards to the guest teacher workshops, if any of our scheduled teachers are unable to make it due to health reasons, we will make every effort to reschedule with them later in the year so you shall not miss out.

As for Carnaval, at this stage it will go ahead. With the date set for October 2nd-5th, we believe we will have plenty of time to review as it gets closer to the date.

Sunday Samba Socials will be reviewed closer to the date (the next one is the 5th of April).

Stay safe!

Love and Samba!

Yolanda Campbell
Unidos de Brisbane

Unidos de Brisbane News

Our vision is to come together as Brisilians, Brisbanites who are passionate about Brazilian culture, and Brazilians living in Brisbane to create a united society, Unidos de Brisbane.

Samba schools in Brazil are community centers where people unite to celebrate the music and dance of samba. Our goal is to bring together a not for profit, society of samba lovers here in Brisbane, in a community that sits united, apart from all the individual samba dance and drumming schools, and provides an opportunity for all dancers and drummers to come together to share the joy, immerse themselves in the samba culture, and learn.

We do not want to appropriate Brazilian culture, but we are passionate about learning and immersing in the joy and struggle that underpins the roots of samba. We cannot replicate a traditional samba school or carnival, but we want to create a fusions of Brazilian and Australian cultures to recreate the magic, inspired by how African, Indigenous and European cultures blended and created what is now considered Brazilian culture, we want to do that here.