Samba Summer July

Keeping Classes on-line and now in-person!

Updates for July Class schedule and pricing 

Weekly Classes 

Monday Samba Basics Drills & Skillz Open level on-line Zoom only 6pm 

Tuesday Samba Basics geared for beginners in-person and on Zoom 7:30pm 

Wednesday Samba Open Level in-person and on Zoom 7:30pm 

Friday Samba HIIT (Samba Fitness) 11am on Zoom only 

Saturday Intermediate Advanced 11am 

This month I will be teaching 5 classes a week, 3 on-line and 2 in-person with option to live-streaming classes 2 days a week in Santa Cruz as well as 2-3 classes in Los Angeles the weekend of July 15-19th TBA.

5 classes a week
3 Zoom only and two in-person & Zoom per week 

Unlimited online subscription $90 ($4-5 per class 17-20 classes this July 

On-line Drop in $15 per class

In-person classes $15-20 Sliding scale per class 

Monthly in-person
$120 for 8 classes
4 classes for $60
paid at first class of the month 
(15 per class paid at the beginning of the month). 

Online + In-person unlimited $120 for July includes all in person classes and workshops as well as online unlimited subscription. 


Sambada live Afro-Brazilian music
@Michaels on Main in Santa Cruz Saturday July 3rd 8pm $20

Sambada live Afro-Brazilian music @Felton Music Hall Friday July 9th 7pm $20 in advance

Sunset Samba Groove Class on the Beach!
Sunday July 11th 6:30PM

Samba LA Workshop coming this July 15-19th
Tentative LA Schedule
Thursday July 15th 8PM on-line & in-person
Saturday July 17th 10:30am in-person
Monday July 19th 7:30PM on-line & in-person
Locations TBA more info coming soon

Check out our fun schedule of classes and upcoming workshops online & in person!

Class Duration
Weekly on-line classes - approx. 1 hour
Weekly in-person classes Basics 70 minutes, Open level 90 minutes
Samba HIIT 45 minutes
Saturday Samba & Intermediate/Advanced - approx. 75 minutes
Workshops - approx. 1 hour 30 minutes

July On-line & In-Person Class Schedule
Samba Basics Drillz & Skillz Open Level 6pm on-line
Samba Basics
Geared for Beginners
7:30pm in-person @Raizes do Brasil Santa Cruz
& on-line
Samba 7:30pm
@Raizes do Brasil Santa Cruz & on-line
Samba HIIT 11am on-line
Samba Intermediate/Advanced 11am-12:15pm on-line
1 Class

on-line $15

in-person in studio $15-20 Sliding Scale

On-demand Video livestream playback is available for all classes!
*instructions on how to sign up below

If you can't make it to class time you can still watch it online for 24 hours after class time!


Weekly Unlimited

July On-Line Unlimited Special
18-20 Classes

July on-line + in-person

Gift Certificates available for Drop-in as well as Unlimited Dance Classes

Facebook Livestream Videos and On Demand class playback is available for unlimited members for all classes!
*instructions on how to sign up below

If you can't make it to class time you can still watch it online for 24 hours after class time!

*Payment for unlimited due between 1st-5th of each month

*Unlimited weekly 5 classes a week

*Monthly 17-20 classes a month

*Samba Groove July 11th not included in unlimited packages

Book a Show!

I am back performing live shows for special events.

Please reach out to me to book a show or for a private coaching session.
(310) 754-9213

Join the Samba fun in-studio weekly!

Brazilian Samba Dance 

Samba Basics for beginners Tuesday 7:30PM &
Open Level Wednesday 7:30PM

@ Raizes do Brasil Capoeira
207 McPherson St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 

Weekly in-person in-studio class. 
RSVP to reserve your spot. 

For this class if you are fully vaccinated you no longer need to wear a mask.

Steps to sign up
1. Send an RSVP request to 
with name and class date 
2. Send payment once you receive confirmation from me to reserve your spot. 

Class is offered on a sliding scale $15-20

How to Sign Up & Pay for Classes
Email with your full name and specify classes you would like to join. 

2) Payment
Venmo @Gisella-Ferreira or
please include class name and weekday specified

3) Click Link to Join the Class!
On the day before the class, or earlier, you will receive an email with links to join the class via Zoom.

Click the link to join the class 10 minutes before the class to connect and get set up. 

If for any reason you don't receive the link please text me 310-754-9213

For all classes where link is not yet posted please RSVP to receive the link at least one hour before. 

Download Zoom for free at before the class 

Samba on-line Academy
Now on Live Stream
Want to join our on-line Samba School?

No matter where you are...You can be part of our academy!
Join our on-line classes and get training!

Zoom Livestream and Recording playback now available.

You will have access to all the Samba videos to train with, review and enjoy whenever you want. I still strongly encourage you to take the live class regularly so we can connect and I can teach to the level and questions that come up

To Add the Facebook On Demand Play Feature:

Please add me on Facebook @ Gisella Ferreira on FB and send me a message with request to add you to the group page

For Live-stream Playback available on Facebook

1) Send a FB message and add me on FB @ Gisella Ferreira

2) For Unlimited Members: make sure to pay your unlimited membership $90 per month of July (due between 1st and 5th of the month)
over 18-20 classes to choose from per month
(Membership Deal comes to less than $4-5 per class)
Unlimited Membership Includes: unlimited live Zoom + unlimited livestream recodring playback 

2) For Individual Classes: RSVP and Pay for your class as usual, just include in RSVP and payment a note requesting the class playback to be sent to you

I'm excited to add this new feature. Thank you to all of you who have encouraged me to try this!!

Please feel free to reach out with any questions and feedback about class offerings as I am always working to best serve our global dance community and love to hear from you!
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