Want to learn Samba? Brazilian Dance Carnival comes to Huntsville this weekend

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – For the very first time ever the City of Huntsville and The Blossomwood Foundation are teaming up to bring the “Rio Nights” Samba Dance Competition with an outdoor “Brazilian Dance Carnival” and Fundraiser to the Tennessee Valley!

Special guests will include the Phoebe Samba Team, a well know Brazilian samba dance troupe Rio’s very own Carnival scene and featuring lavish, eye-popping costumes, foot-stomping performances, and great photo ops!

On Friday at “Rio Nights,” amateur dance groups, hand picked and taught by Tennessee Valley dance teachers from Southern Elegance, Dance Rocket City, Madison Ballroom Dance, and Impulse Dance Center, will compete. There will be traditional Brazilian style refreshments provided by Fire and Spice, Mason-Dixon Bakery, and Honey Pie Bakery. The festivities will also include auctions, games, raffles, and other surprises! The final contest will allow attendees to vote for two Princesses and the Queen of the Carnival!

Saturday’s Brazilian Dance Carnival and Party will have Brazilian dance and music performed by the Phoebe Samba Team and tasty treats provided by Feed the Frenzy, Honey Pie Bakery, and MaggieMoo’s Ice Creamery.

The colorful celebration will rock through night with traditional Brazilian drummer beats, electrifying Latin music, and unforgettable dance performances. Bring your cameras, and wear comfortable shoes!

This will be Blossomwood Foundation’s primary annual fundraising event.  All profits will benefit victims of natural disasters, both locally and worldwide.

Get your tickets for both events by calling (256) 585-8354 or at dancecarnival.com!

“Rio Nights” Samba Dance Competition/Fundraiser

  • Friday, August 19th
  • 6:30 p.m. – Midnight
  • Historic Huntsville Depot Roundhouse on the corner of Church Street and Monroe Street
  • $39 (Show Only)
  • $59 (Show and Drinks)
  • $99 (Show, Drinks, and Dinner)

Brazilian Outdoor Dance Carnival/Fundraiser