African-Brazilian Dance & Drum

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For training and technique in

  • African-Brazilian dance
  • Samba dance 
  • Body control, coordination, and balance
  • Music and culture


Brazil-meets-Oakland community movement class open to all levels—live drumming with our FunkyTime Players.

Fee: $17

Sundays – 3:30 - 5:30 PM

African-Brazilian Dance Technique Classes

Brazil meets Oakland in a technique-focused movement class. Learn and expand...Danca Afro, Afoxe’, Samba Reggae Samba.

Fee: $15

Sundays – 6:00 - 7:30 PM

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Our classes

What You will experience

#SambaChurch is a Brazil-meets-Oakland community movement class open to all levels. Live drumming on your FunkyTime Players.

Drum Fund & Showing Our Drummers the Love

Contributions for our drummers are encouraged! Water, healthy snacks, and drum fund donations. We love live music, and the drums need to feel that love in the form of repairs. Please consider donating.




Malonga Casquelourd Center 1428 Alice St, Oakland, CA 94612

Program Offerings

#SambaChurch returns to the Malonga!

This class includes:

  • Mindfulness
  • Strength and Fitness
  • Fellowship and positive interaction
  • History and culture
  • Drumming


Please dance barefoot or wear non-marking shoes


Waiver and Liability

Waiver must be on file for all students. Please complete your registration on eventbrite (even if you are paying via venmo / paypal)

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