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.


After 2 amazing gigs for wonderful Charities,

Suffolk Cancer Support  at Issacs on the Waterfront &

Brave Futures as part of the Ipswich Dragon Boat Race 2024.

We are now preparing for our 2 day event at Heveningham Hall Country Fair on 29 & 30 June


Thursday 6 June

Bateria (band) will be rehearsing at St Peter's Church on the Waterfront from 7.30pm
- all welcome - come and give it a go - no previous experience needed.

Dancers will be rehearsing in the 'wedding room' at Issacs on the Waterfront from 7pm
- we would love to see you (and no experience needed).

First rehearsal is Free of Charge

If you just want to come and chat to see what we are about we intend to be 'socialising' at Issacs from around 9pm.


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 (or by direct debit)
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) 7.15pm - 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