Four Week August Samba Session! 

In Studio Summer Workshop Series

By the Live Extension of the Online Samba Dance Academy


Samba is joyful, beautiful, soulful and sexy.

Samba is Art and Culture. 

Join our 4 Week Summer Workshop with Vanessa Isaac and the Samba Dance Academy live in studio.
The season starts Tuesday, August 7. 
August Dates: 7, 14, 21 & 28
Tuesdays, 7pm to 8:15pm
At Brasil Arts Cafe Studio
Address: 1230 State Street

Reservations highly recommended. Space limited. 

Full series $100 pre-paid by August 3
$110 on or after August 4
If space left drop-ins will be $30

Please register with paypal below TODAY. 
Please notice no refunds for any reason
See you in the Studio!

Photo above by Ciro Coelho

HB Dancer: Shelby Anneliese Albrecht


Samba Dance Academy in the American Riviera is the live, in studio extension of the Online Samba Dance AcademyHere dancers get to experience and learn Samba in the studio under the guidance of Vanessa Isaac and incredibly accomplished guest artists from all over the world. We are launching our new season and you don't want to miss learning from those exceptional guests. Classes sponsored by and held at Brasil Arts Cafe (Home of delicious Brazilian food!) 

We hope to dance with you very soon!

For those out of town you can still dance with us. Please go to our Samba Dance Academy ONLINE by going here

* On this page are our live in studio workshops only.

A Weekend Getaway: Beauty & Samba in Santa Barbara

About Santa Barbara:  California’s Santa Barbara is often called The American Riviera. "You only need to see the blue sea beach, or the red-tiled roofed whitewashed buildings with their dramatic backdrop of mountains, to understand why. But the resemblance is more than just the sea and the mountains. As in Cannes and Antibes, San Remo and Portofino, Santa Barbara also has legions of restaurants that wind their way down to the seaside, laidback beach vibes, an active lifestyle, a love for the outdoors and great year-round weather." Plus lots of SAMBA. 

Santa Barbara is home base for the Samba Dance Academy founded by Brasilian Dancer Vanessa Isaac. For more fifteen years Vanessa was the director of the Samba Ensemble for the Summer Solstice Parade which draws one hundred thousand spectators . A favorite for parade goers, her group was called the best Dance Ensemble by the Santa Barbara Independent and the Santa Barbara News Press. Her group gave birth to a legion of other dance groups in town and all over USA, inspired by her group and choreographic style.

For more than 20 years Vanessa has worked together with many organizations globally to promote Brazilian Culture. Vanessa Isaac has been nominated by the International Press in the dance category for her work in Brazilian Dance Internationally. We are confident you will love to dance and learn in this beautiful city. Join us in the American Riviera today!


Passed Day Workshops at the Samba Dance Academy

Passed Day Workshops at the Samba Dance Academy


Sponsored by Brasil Arts Cafe


Brasil Arts Cafe offers the perfect blend of traditional Brazilian fare & one-of-a-kind AçaiJuice, and Smoothie creations.

For more information click here