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We are thrilled to announce that after several online editions of ISC due to the global pandemic, on July 14-16, 2023 at the Mid City Arts Center in Los Angeles our 6th Annual International Samba Congress will return with its full energy!

The annual theme is Reencontro (Reunion) will provide a unique cultural exchange experience to participants through activities including dance and music workshops, history lectures, performances and our traditional Adriana Lima’s Female Malandro Contest!

Place: Mid-City Arts Center: 1640 South La Cienega Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90035



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ISC- Los Angeles schedule 


ISC - Los Angeles


Comprehensive event from

July 14th to 16th in Los Angeles with Brazilian teachers leading workshops of different modalities and lectures on Brazilian culture and the creative economy.


There are 24 classes in 3 days. $120

Adriana Lima's


All choreographed routines must consist of 80% recognizable Samba (emphasizes on Malandro style) dancing and music; any other dance style is permitted for the remaining 20% of the routine. If a non-Samba style is incorporated into a competitor’s routine, the music will need to be pre-approved by Samba N’ Motion to ensure this limit is not exceeded.

Competitors must maintain their chosen Samba rhythm throughout their routine. Competitors can choose to break forward or backward as long as this is consistent throughout the routine.



Bem Bolado

Gafieira Baile with Banda

07/14 8:00 pm 

One of the ISC traditions is our incredible parties. You won't miss this one. OUR FIRST NIGHT, we will have the pleasure of having Kati Hernandez and Leo Gonzalez Teaching us Rumba Class and then, get ready, for our FIRST, Gafieira Baile with Banda Bem Bolado!!!!

For NON-ISC attendants: $15

Resenha California

07/15 8:00 pm

Come to support the courageous and incredible artists, who will be competing at the Adriana Lima's Female Malandro's Competition! Come to Cheer for your favorite dancer and then later dance with Grupo Resenha!

For Non-ISC attendants admission is $15.

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Event Summary:

Samba N Motion - International Samba Congress

Start Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023

End Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Last Day to Book:

Thursday, June 15, 2023

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