Welcome to the Suffolk School of Samba

We perform music and dance inspired by Brazil, Cuba, Africa and our home town of Ipswich.

We are proud to be the original samba group in the region, getting started in 1994.
We’ve taught and performed to thousands of people at hundreds of events.


We have now returned from our winter break and rehearsing every
Thursday at St Peter's on the Waterfront.
If you are interested in joining us we would love to see you.


During the winter season (September - April, with a Christmas break) we practise for the new season.
Gigging season runs from May until September and gigs are usually at weekends

The group is open to everyone (age 16+), there is a small membership fee of (2023) £15 pa, plus a weekly fee of £3 per person payable on the night
Membership and weekly fees are agreed annually with the group members at the AGM in April each year

We rehearse Thursday evenings:
Dancers - 6.45pm - 8.30pm
Bateria (Band) 7.30pm - 9.00pm

at St Peters Church by the Waterfront in Ipswich.

For full details of timings and where you can find us , or to send a message please visit our  'Contact Us' page


To view a selection of videos of the SSOS please click the link below:



We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you all soon.

New events will be put on our 'Gigs List' - for details of how to book us please visit our 'Contact Us' page