Q. If I have a group that is very conservative, how can Casa
Samba work for us?
A. Casa Samba is able to perform in just about any atmosphere,
just tell us what your concerns are and
we will do our very best to accommodate your request to make your event both memorable and
Q. What do you do at a conservative event such as a church,
school or private organization?
A. Usually change the costumes and perform a Brasilian dance
style that would be appropriate for the event or what is requested from
O. Can I pick the type of performance I want and the amount of
people I want?
A. Yes, depending on the type of performance needed. we
recommend the following...
1. small event/ big impact- you will need a large to medium size
2. large event/ small impact- a medium to small group would be
Q. How much set-up time is needed for Casa
A. For a parade, little to none. A simple walk through of the
route of the parade or procession prior to the event. For a stage show- 15 minutes to an
hour set-up time is needed depending on the type of stage performance
Q. Can Casa Samba make special costumes or memorabilia to
commemorate a particular event?
A. Yes, with enough advance notice, special costumes and or
memorabilia can be made.
Q. What is a parade/performance?
A. A parade/performance is when Casa Samba parades into the
event area and goes to a pre-determined area and performs and then parades
Q. Does Casa Samba need sound equipment for a parade indoor or
Q. Can Casa Samba help move large amounts of people from one
place to another?
A. Yes this is one of our specialties.
Q. Do you meet and greet people?
A. Yes, we also point the convention participants in the
direction they need to go to find a specific event location.
Q. Does Casa Samba travel?
Q. Does Casa Samba need a dressing room or green
A. Absolutely. If by any chance a dressing area is not
available a secure area or personal or both will be needed to hold personal small items i.e.
jacket, coats, extra instruments and costumes.
Q. What's the difference between a Samba Show and a Folkloric
A. A Samba Show is a performance that involves the aspects
surrounding carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, but some Afro-Brasilian dances can be included.
A Folkloric Show is mainly dedicated to African influential dances and
traditions of Brasil in general, but can include the samba as
Q. Can my event's group members perform with Casa
Yes. There is a number of ways this can happen. Two simple
ways are as follows:
1.) During the performance Casa Samba likes to have audience participation
at end of our performances, all on a volunteer basis.
2.) To give your members an opportunity to experience Carnival, Casa Samba
can teach basic samba dance and drumming to your members prior to the performance ( Usually
done in a workshop earlier in the day or the day before-costumes can also be
Q. Does Casa Samba perform during
A. Yes, this a perfect way to wake up a sleepy morning or
bored audience. This works well at opening morning meetings or re-energize participants during
long meetings. This works best as a surprise appearance approach.
Q. What types of events do you usually perform for?
A. Parades, festivals, floor shows, private parties, conventions, meetings, weddings,
children shows, demonstrations, lectures, school or university
Q. What is Sambasize?
A. Sambasize is basically learning to do the "Samba dance" in
a workout exercise atmosphere with a samba instructor and live samba music or
Cd. Depending on the type of group, the levels of intensity, the classes can be
low, low-medium or high impact.