Dance in Rio de Janeiro

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...
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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...
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Cidade do Samba

Rua Rivadavia Correia 60

Carnival All Year Round...
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Rua Adalberto Ferreira, 32

Barbecue and samba, carioca style...
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Samba School Rehearsals

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Cine Ideal

Rua da Carioca 64

Centro's Cinematic Soundsystem...
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Avenida Mem de Sa, No. 373

Non-Stop Hip-Hop...
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Club Six

Rua das Marrecas 38, Lapa

Lapa's hip hop haven...
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Casa Rosa

550 Rua Alice

Local favorite on Laranjeiras Hills...
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