This Ball is dedicated to Mangueira, the oldest samba school of Rio de Janeiro.
In addition to the colorful and entertaining Samba parades, the Rio Carnival boasts a number of Carnival Balls. Six of these are located at the Scala Night Club in Downtown (new address). The Scala has been holding their thematic balls for the last 39 years and is gaining popularity every year. Attending at least one of them is a must for an authentic Carnival experience. The Mangueira Ball is a delightful addition to the Scala line up, this year it is on Saturday February 9th 2014.
The Mangueira Samba School is the oldest existing Samba School with their origins dating back to the early 1920’s. The school, which is essentially a dance troupe, have a group of drummers who play the intoxicating Samba beats, a troupe of energetic and dynamic dancers who groove vivaciously to their drummers’ beats and a flag bearer along with her escort. The entire troupe attends the Mangueira Ball at the Scala.
So if you would like to see authentic Samba right in front of your eyes in its most natural setting, this is the ball for you. It is a fantastic opportunity to see the dancers in action moving to the hip twitching beats of the Samba. And while you’re at it, you just might find yourself doing the Samba with an exotic stranger on the Scala dance floor.
Tickets for the Mangueira Ball are easily available and are quite economical too. Standing tickets allow you to enter and dance the night away cost. You can also choose to get a VIP box which includes dinner for and if you are a group of 4, you can book a table. Whatever your choice, whether to be in the thick of things doing the Samba with the Mangueira dancers or stand back and watch in amazement as you see bodies move like never before, the 2014 Mangueira Ball is a surefire way to get a true taste of the Rio Carnival Spirit.