Pablo Guerreiro comes to Boston!

Pablo Guerreiro is a Rio de Janeiro-based performer, teacher and choreographer. SambaViva welcomes Pablo to Boston for two special workshops! Don’t miss this opportunity!

Date: Sunday, June 4, 2023
Time: 2:30 – 4:00 PM (Samba); 4:30 – 6:00 PM (Afro-Brazilian / Roots)
Place: Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, East Cambridge (Street parking is free on Sundays!)
Fee: $30 / workshop or $50 for both (fees go to cover Pablo’s travel and accommodation)

Learn more about small group and private lessons:


Born and raised in Porto Alegre, he began his artistic career at age 12 at the Afro-sul Odomodê music and dance group. This development led Pablo to the Porto Alegre Carnival, where he won two gold banners as a passista in 2006 and 2007. He was invited to Rio de Janeiro to the Mestre da Sala and Porta Bandeira School. Here he was awarded with the Personalidades do Samba trophy.

Today, Pablo seeks to further develop his talent and knowledge in Rio de Janeiro. As a teacher at the Jaime Arôxa School of Dance and Cultural Center, Phe taught samba no pé and ballroom dancing, as well as danced for the Jaime Arôxa Dance Company. Pablo was a teacher at the Mastre de Sala and Porta Bandeira School where he acquired extensive knowledge of the Carioca samba world.

Pablo is currently Artistic Director and Choreography for Cubango Samba School.

All-levels Samba and Afro-Brazilian

We’re so happy to dance with you in-person! If you so choose, you may pre-register and pay using Square for the class you want to attend. Or, you may use a credit card or pay with cash at class!

If you do not already have a MindBody account with the Dance Complex, you will need to set one up before attending.

Day and Time: Saturdays, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (ET) In-person option only
Location: The Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA
Studio 2 on the 2nd floor
Fee: $15 per class

This all-levels class is non-competitive, high-energy and fun! Open to people of any gender, age and ability with or without dance experience.
The class will focus on Carnaval-style samba and other Afro-Brazilian styles such as afoxé, samba reggae, axé, and Brazilian funk. Our aim is for students to enjoy a variety of rhythms and develop their skills while having a blast and getting an excellent workout!
Wear comfortable exercise clothing (no jeans). Sneakers, socks, and bare feet are good footwear options; high heels are not!

Intermediate Samba

Day and Time: Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 PM (ET)
Location: The Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA
Studio 5 on the 3rd floor
Fee: $12 per class

If you’re ready to move to the next level with your samba, this class is for you! Basic samba will NOT be taught in this class. Instead, we will focus on advanced moves, technique, and choreography. This is a great place to develop your style and presence for potential performance opportunities!

We also have an Intermediate channel on Vimeo for those days when you can’t make it to the studio:
Location: On demand videos on Vimeo, available any time you are!
Fee: $10 per class
You may rent the class for a week, anytime you want! Classes are only $10 and can be found on our Vimeo On Demand page. Content will vary in length (40 – 60 minutes) to allow for more flexibility for you, our beloved students and samba-philes!

How to access:
Go to
Search for SambaViva, filter by “On Demand” or use this link
Purchase and enjoy for 7 days 🙂
*You will need to create a login to rent the video. Rentals can be paid for using PayPal or a credit card*

Samba Basics

Also available now on Vimeo, Samba Basics series! Get started with the foundational footwork and rhythm and work through multiple levels of progression! Beleza!