Samba Dancers in Chicago? You found us!!!!!! The only authentic Brazilian cultural dance group in Chicago. Samba1 Brazilian Dance Group has been performing over a decade. We bring the beauty of a culture and luxury of Rio de Janeiro's carnival. Our event is for you to feel the taste of Rio's carnival sweat! You will experience Rio de Janeiro's in your feet! You will not just watch, you will be part of it!!!! We offer a variety of traditional costumes from Rio de Janeiro. We have experienced native Brazilian Samba Dancers! We present you an show with glamour! Smile, because if you hire us, you will be in for lots of fun!
After few months of doing my research to find the best performers out here in the Chicago land area. Going on there web pages, watching there videos, looking at the quality of there costumes Samba1 was the one who had me sold. But at my even this past weekend I was so disappointed. They were not prepaired with a cord for there music. Which took time to find one. Because the music was saved on there phone the quality of the music was not good. They looked like they were all lost when dancing and wasn't insinked with one another. The guy just wouldn't shut up and dance, and it seemed as if he was throwing the girls off on there dancing . For the little over an hour show all they did was show the kids how to dance and ran around the street. There was no choreographed performance at all and they all seemed lost. I'm giving them 1 star because the costumes were nice but that's all that was liked. This group was so not worth the money. It was such a disappointment.
Response from Samba1 Dance Group:
WE would like to clarify that for over 15 years we have been Chicago's premiere Brazilian Entertainment , performing in several gala events, corporate events , City Festivals , Universities , schools ,weddings , birthday parties and Hotels Events . In our history of business and Entertainment we have never found a client that wasn't happy or satisfied to our services . We honor our commitment to provide the Best Brazilian Entertainment and Dancers to our clients . Mrs. Milan statements’ offensive words doesn't correspond to the services provided to her on the " block Street Party". Mrs Millan hired a DJ for her event without proper equipment, we could have just walked away/breach not even a stage! but to make her happy we stayed, we worked with what we had and guests danced and enjoy the evening with us. Mr. Milan even requested us to sing a happy birthday for some of her friends, we went above and beyond to make this event successful and the words just don't match the reality.
We absolutely loved Elena and Day. They came early and was able to sit and eat with us and had plenty of time to get ready. They were the sweetest ladies and had everyone up and dancing. We all had a great time.
As far as getting them booked, I was pretty impressed by how fast everything happened. It was a bit of a short notice, but everything was taken care of before the event. There was just a bit of a confusion as two different people contacted me and was not sure who I should be talking to at first. But everything worked in the end.
Response from Samba1 Dance Group:
Thank you so much for your feedback. Our eager to please our clients and the short notice did not allow too much communication, but we worked it out and we appreciated your comments. I am glad to hear you had a great time. Until next time!
That guys are unbelievable. Great show.Thank you
Response from Samba1 Dance Group:
Gary, thank you so much, glad you liked!
This is the real deal from Rio!
The costumes are amazing, the dancing is infectiously beautiful. The musicians sounded very good too!
I am more than impressed, I think it's love.
The closest experience to actually being in Brazil while still being in Chicago that you are going to recieve. Working with Samba1 was very smooth, productive and exciting. Shirely is brillant, passionate, talented and beautiful and her work embodies it all. She really does an incredible job with bringing the heart of Brazilian culture into your experience or to your event. She is Samba. Everyone involved in Samba1 shares the same passion. Incredible group of people. I literally can not wait until the next event, lol. or the next time I get a chance to work with them. I'm working on it lol.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 1 - 60 minutes
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
What to Expect
The audience will first be extremely surprised to see the kind of costumes that only have been seen in Rio! They will be impressed with the colors and feathers. They will admire the gorgeous samba dancers. They will want to try some headpieces to take photos. They will also snap many photos. Soon, they will be on the dancing floor with us. The goal is not just to showcase samba, but to give them all an experience to feel the energy and dance with us.
The experience from our services will be unforgettable!!!! We have been so long in this business, which should prove our credibility, authenticity and professionalism! We are all Brazilians and we do it with our heart!
Shirley Vieira was born in Rio de Janeiro. Vieira has been dancing since age 15. Costume wordrobe is a collection of 15 years of carnival. The costumes comes from Rio de Janeiro's carnival parade. Others are re-created here in Chicago. We have a collection of more the 100 costumes and lately started creating our own design to enhance our collection and have more to offer. Edilson Lima as choreographer has also enhanced Samba1 in the past 7 years and together we bring the best to offer of a Brazilian culture with its authenticity.
Additional Booking Notes
We are very low profile. We request a private dressing room. We bring music, costumes, dancers, band if requested, sound system is requested. Capoeira dancers, if requested. Belly Dancers, if requested. Client has only to ask and we will manage to provide.
The best about Samba1? We are all BRAZILIAN which is different from any other dancers in Chicago! As Brazilians we carry the "ginga" that no other culture could offer and/or learn and/or imitate! Why? Because if comes in the blood and in the heart! That's called being ORIGINAL!
Past Booked Events
|September 03, 2016 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|January 23, 2016||Birthday (Adult)|
|October 04, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 29, 2015||House Party|
|August 01, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|November 09, 2014||Graduation|
|June 15, 2014||Other|
|December 31, 2013||Anniversary Party|
We craft our request per client's request. WE go for a full show with 3 sets to a 3 minute show! Client is the boss and we listen and do it. We tailor as planed, we may offer to plan with them, but client usually knows what they want to do and we just play along!
|Palloma Pires||Samba Queen 2009|
|Vanessa Luis||Samba Queen 2010|
Influences & Inspiration
Present acts: the creativity that never stops!!!! The more we collect costumes, the more we want to collect and enhance all that we have to present a large variety.
Past acts: Be able to take care our clients by being on time and adjust to any request at any time at any place that they may need our services.
We believe the clients have the choice and we give them plenty!!!!
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