Dance in Rio de Janeiro

Popular Places

  • Corcovado
  • Gamboa
  • Maracan� Stadium
  • Sugarloaf
  • Neighborhoods

  • Barra da Tijuca
  • Centro
  • Copacabana
  • Ipanema
  • Leblon
  • Urca
  • Zona Oeste
  • Zona Sul
  • Brazilians love to dance, and you're never more than a few minutes' walk away from a music and dance venue in RIo de Janeiro.

    Rio is, of course, synonymous with samba, and there are no shortage of places to strut your stuff, or just watch other people strut theirs, in Rio de Janeiro.

    The best samba clubs in Rio de Janeiro can be found in Lapa and Centro, with Rio Scenarium, Carioca da Gema and Trapiche Gamboa being just a few lively options. To see Rio's carnival schools put on the works, head to Cidade do Samba or, in the run up to carnival, you can join in the fun at the samba school rehearsals.
    If you've had about as much samba as you can handle, fear not, There are plenty of dance clubs in Rio de Janeiro playing other types of music, from electro at Cine Ideal to hip hop at Febarj, located at the heart of Lapa's diverse nightlife action.

    Rio Scenarium

    Rua do Lauradio, 20

    THE place to dance samba... read more

    Carioca da Gema

    Avenida Mem de Sa 79, Centro

    Great samba club second only to Rio Scenarium...
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    Trapiche Gamboa

    Rua Sacadura Cabral 155

    Samba the Night Away... read more

    Cidade do Samba

    Rua Rivadavia Correia 60

    Carnival All Year Round... read more


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    Rua Adalberto Ferreira, 32

    Barbecue and samba, carioca style... read more

    Samba School Rehearsals

    Cine Ideal

    Rua da Carioca 64

    Centro's Cinematic Soundsystem... read more


    Avenida Mem de Sa, No. 373

    Non-Stop Hip-Hop... read more

    Club Six

    Rua das Marrecas 38, Lapa

    Lapa's hip hop haven... read more

    Casa Rosa

    550 Rua Alice

    Local favorite on Laranjeiras Hills... read more
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