Group Dance

'Expansion Program' Membership

What's on offer

Our evolution continues and we invite you to be a part of it. We are thrilled to be launching an educational membership program that will include:

  • Weekly online training such as musicality, language, samba history and culture, and dance and capoeira from both Brazil and Australia

  • Discounts on quarterly / annual events led by Umbela Directors in your state

  • Updates and articles on the latest academic and cultural insights direct from Brazil

  • Mentoring and professional development for teachers

  • Collective access to insurance to reduce your costs

  • Media, promotion of schools and the opportunity to contribute to a doctoral study on Samba in Australia

  • Premium access to our cultural exchanges - first choice access to private and group classes and bate papos (chats) with our artists on cultural exchange from Brazil. 

Program launch is early April 2022 and the six months will include events and classes hosted by our Directors, leading up to a cultural exchange with a famous Brazilian artist (COVID pending) in August,  that also coincides with the filming of my PHD documentary "Under the Samba" – about how Samba came to Australia.

Membership to this pilot program is $35 per month. It’s a six month program with a 14 day free trial. 

Sign up below or drop us a line if you need more info.


Choose your pricing plan

  • Supporter

    Every month
    you just want to chip in but don't want any classes
    • Discounted courses, classes and events
    • Kudos for being a pioneer in our new look association
  • Associate Member

    Every month
    Unlimited Classes, discounted courses, and video archive
    Valid for 6 months
    • Minimum class a week from an Umbela Director
    • Complete video archive
    • Discounted courses and events led by State directors
    • Insurance coverage for your volunteers events & activities
  • Patron

    Every month
    For schools who sign up 5+ supporters or associate members
    Valid for 6 months+ 7 day free trial
    • Super Associate benefits
    • Voting rights at Umbela content, business and AGM's
    • Listed as partner and teacher on the site
    • Blog posts and Social Media promoting your involvement
    • Insurance coverage for volunteers, classes and events *
    • * Risk assurance, business mentoring, trip planning
    • Access to translations and brazil trip mentoring services
    • Paid as 'staff' for course content and blog posts
    • This membership can be paid in kind