Afro-Brazilian Samba Dance

Samba dance at Levine - Spring 2024
About the program

Join us once a week on Thursday evenings for our Brazilian samba dance classes at the Levine Music in Silver Spring!

Ilheuma Zezeh is a renowned Brazilian samba teacher, choreographer, and professional performer. Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Zezeh is a former carnival queen of the Unidos do Peruche samba school located in São Paulo. She has taught and danced professionally for over 30 years in a number of countries including Brazil, the United States, and elsewhere. Zezeh’s teaching philosophy explores mental and physical well-being, self-expression, and positivity.

EducArte at Levine welcomes all levels, from beginners to advanced, semi-professionals, and dance instructors. No auditions required. The dance class meets for 1 hour a week to work on technique, repertoire, and performance. All students will have the opportunity to perform periodically with the EducArte at Levine percussion ensemble, if they choose to.

Semester tuition and drop-ins classes available.

Note: Frevo dance classes with Kate Spanos are currently on hiatus. Check back soon for updates!


Thursdays, 8-9 PM (January 18 – June 13, 2024)


Levine Music, Silver Spring campus (900 Wayne Ave 2nd floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910)

  • $250 semester tuition
  • $20 drop-in

We encourage participants to register for a full semester. Registration includes weekly classes and opportunities to perform at local events. Drop-ins are also available at the door.

Scholarships are also available to students. Please fill out this form to be considered for a scholarship.

Questions about payments or registration? Contact Levine student services at or (202) 686.8000.

Upcoming sessions

EducArte at Levine: Brazilian Samba Dance Class

Samba is one of Brazil’s most recognized dance styles, full of energy and charisma! Join this weekly in-person samba dance class, which builds up the fundamentals of technique and groove, […]

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Levine Music (Silver Spring campus), 900 Wayne Ave 2nd floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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Sponsors and partners
Levine Music

EducArte’s samba dance classes are offered through a partnership with Levine Music.

This project has received support from the Mid Atlantic Folk and Traditional Arts – Community Projects program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

If you would like to support our community ensemble, please consider making a donation

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