February 2023 Update

A little overdue…

February Classes

2nd, 9th, 16th, NO 23rd

March Classes

2nd, 9th, NO 16th, 23rd, 30th

SPECIAL SESSION 14th and 15th with Gabriel Lopes 7-9 pm EACH NIGHT

April Classes

6th, 13th, 20th, SHOW @ LANE TECH ON THE 27th. 6 pm

May Classes

4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

June Classes

TO BE ANNOUNCED. We are planning on the Evanston 4th of July Parade.

June 2022, Classes are BACK

thanks liz for the new image!

Hello World!

Classes are back in session! Fingers crossed we are able to get together and perform at some events! We will be meeting WEDNESDAY nights at the SamBasement. Message me for exact address. The plan is to shred for July 4th Parade in Evanston, a pop up performance mid-to-late July, and maybe August 20th Parade TBA.

Here are the dates we will be holding class:

June 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

July 2nd (?) PARADE MONDAY!!

July 6th, 13th, 20th

August 3rd, 10th, 17th

all the best, – Reed and Liz

April 2022

Hello World!

We are starting to organize classes and rehearsals again!! Please email me (evanstonsamba@gmail.com) to be added to the list. You may check out our IG and Facebook for more up-to-date happenings. Stay tuned for a carnival party April 22nd and 23rd to watch the live stream. The plan is to prepare for May 12th at Lane Tech and then July 4th in Evanston and perhaps August 20th at the Chicago Caribbean Carnival Celebration.

***Also, we have officially changed from Evanston Escola de Samba to Second City Samba. Same Group, Same Groove – DIFFERENT NAME. Shout out to Rudy and Jake for the help.

-Reed and Liz

We are back!

classes are back in session! outdoors until further notice!

Kilbourn Park is located at 3501 N Kilbourn Ave, Chicago, IL – 60641.

We are preparing for Make Music Chicago!

June 21st at the Chicago Riverwalk from 6 pm – 8 pm.

Email us for specific details! (evanstonsamba@gmail.com).

Class Dates for this summer on Wednesday’s from 7-8:30 pm

June: 2,9,16,23,30

July: 7,14,21,28

August: 4,11,18

February/March Classes

Hello! Classes are still happening!  Invite your friends!  THIS IS LATE! SORRY!


Regular Class on Wednesdays: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th. 7-8:30 pm

Beginner Class on Thursdays: 20th, 27th.  7-8 pm.


Regular Class on Wednesdays: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th. 7-8:30 pm

Beginner Class on Thursdays: 12th and 26th. 7-8 pm.


2020 Schedule

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January Schedule:

Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm.  1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29

Thursdays 7-8 pm. 1/9 and 1/23.

Contact Reed Flygt – evanstonsamba@gmail.com

February/March/April/May schedule TBA.  Most likely EVERY WEDNESDAY and EVERY OTHER THURSDAY.

EEDS calendar of events 2019-2020

Hello!  Here we go!

normal class “nc” = 7-8:30 pm, beginning class “bc” = 7-8 pm


  • 7/24 nc, 7/25 bc


  • 8/7 nc, 8/8 bc
  • 8/14 nc, 8/15 bc


  • 9/4 nc, 9/5 bc
  • 9/11 nc
  • 9/18 nc, 9/19 bc
  • 9/25 nc


  • 10/2 nc, 10/3 bc
  • 10/9 nc
  • 10/16 nc, 10/17 bc
  • 10/23 nc
  • 10/30 nc


  • 11/6 nc, 11/7 bc
  • 11/13 nc, 11/14 bc




  • 1/8 nc, 1/9 bc
  • 1/15 nc
  • 1/22 nc, 1/23 bc
  • 1/29


  • 2/5 nc, 2/6 bc
  • 2/19 nc, 2/20 bc
  • 2/26 nc


  • 3/4 nc, 3/5 bc
  • 3/11 nc
  • 3/18 nc, 3/19
  • 3/25 nc


  • hold 4/6 and 4/13 more rehearsals and gig 4/19


  • 5/6 nc
  • 5/8 – 5 pm GIG @ Lane Tech
  • 5/13 nc, 5/14 bc
  • 5/20 nc


  • 6/3 nc
  • 6/6 SATURDAY REHEARSAL HOLD w/ dancers 1-3 pm
  • 6/10 nc
  • 6/17 nc
  • 6/20 SATURDAY REHEARSAL HOLD w/ dancers 1-3 pm
  • 6/24 nc
  • parade 6/28 HOLD


  • stay posted about parade






we do rehearse every wednesday and thursday.

special sessions!  price information to be announced shortly.

FRIDAY 6/21 MAKE MUSIC CHICAGO. 5:30-7:30 pm DOWNTOWN on the RIVERWALK.  near the confluence.  WEST of FRANKLIN

SATURDAY 6/29 1-3 pm at my house


MONDAY 7/1 6:30-8:30 pm at my house

TUESDAY 7/2 6:30-8:30 pm at my house

WEDNESDAY  7/3 6:30-8:30 pm at my house




Evanston Escola de Samba Champions Only Celebration

EvSambaGroupEvanston Escola de Samba won the Evanston 4th of July parade, so now it’s time to really celebrate. Join us for the Brazilian samba event of the summer on Saturday 7/28! You better be there, this is EEDS’ last major event until October. Invite your friends! Get ready for Carnaval in July!

When: Saturday 7/28 from 8 PM – 11:45 PM
Where: The Irish American Heritage Center’s Erin Room (4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL 60630).

The night will include samba dance lessons with Dill Costa, samba dancers, bateria (Brazilian percussion) performance, pagode and more!
$10 cash only at the door
Cash bar!

Performers: There will be two practices leading up to the event, you must attend at least one to perform at the event:
Wednesday 7/25 at Lane Tech Lawn (2501 W Addison St) 7-10 PM 
Friday 7/27 at Lane Tech Lawn (2501 W Addison St) 7-? PM