As it is in Rio Carnaval, your costume purchase/entry fee is your ticket into the parade.
We are an entirely not for profit volunteer run community project which is funded solely by its participants. Your entry allows us to conduct our 3 x Ensaio events, pay for your costume as well as cover insurances and ongoing costs related to the school to operate and manage the Carnaval parade.
Leading up to our parade we will have a series of rehearsals called ensaios where both the bateria and participants practise together to learn the words of the song and get to know one another.
DATES TO REMEMBER
1st Ensaio - Saturday January 19 2019 Dia Do Passistas Event @ Sydney Park Pavillion, Alexandria
2nd Ensaio - Saturday February 23 2019 @ Sydney Park Pavillion, Alexandria
3rd Ensaio - Thursday 14th March 2019, Sydney Portuguese Community Club, Marrickville
FRIDAY 15TH MARCH 2019
@ Parramasala Multicultural Festival, Church Street, Parramatta
Please note parade layout may be change depending on final participant numbers
The heartbeat of the Parade! Your costume fee includes:
- A commemorative sequinned Unidos De Sydney Carnaval Hat and T Shirt (to be worn for the parade)
- Free entry into all fundraising events
- 2 x 3H Drumming Workshops with Mestre Marcelo
1st Workshop - Saturday 19th January 2019 (location TBC)
Introduction to Brazilian Drumming
Unidos de Sydney Songs
2nd Workshop - Thursday 14th March 2019 (location TBC)
Rehearsing the Unidos de Sydney Songs (day prior to the parade)
- Access to exclusive Facebook group with online videos and drumming tips from Mestre Marcelo and Mestres from Brazil and as well as patterns to learn both Carnaval Songs.
- Free Copy of both Carnaval Songs for practice (via Facebook group), including background only version (without vocals)
For more information please read our Frequently Asked Questions
ONLINE PURCHASING CLOSED ON 20TH DECEMBER
ANY REMAINING POSITIONS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT OUR ENSAIO EVENTS
COMISSÃO DE FRENTE
A skilled performance team with theatrical and technical dance skills to open our parade.
We are looking for dance/performance groups who would like to perform in the Comissão De Frente. Registrations are open to anyone, not just dancers, if you are an acrobatic team or have a special skill please register your interest using the application form below.
Costume Fee $100
Kids love the samba beat! They can dance and sing their way through the avenida, with their parents joining in on the fun following directly behind to supervise.
Each registered child must have 1 adult to accompany them while parading. Age recommendation is 4-12 years, however participation is at the discretion of parents. Please carefullly read through our Frequently Asked Questions before purchasing and also ensure our costume sizes will fit as we are not able to provide custom sizing.
You costume fee includes:
1 x Kangaroo Child's costume (male or female available)
1 x Commemorative sequinned Unidos De Sydney T Shirt (for parents to parade in, One Size Fits All)
SAMBA DANCER ALA
Costume Fee $250
This is an open samba dancer ala for any dancer wanting to parade from beginners through to advanced. Freestyle only, simply purchase your costume and away you go.
Costume Fee $75
This ala It is an open, non choreographed team section. Just listen to the drums and join the fun. Your costume fee includes a commemorative sequinned Unidos De Sydney T-Shirt to be worn for the parade, add to it your own festive accessories like, wigs, wings, hats.......anything goes.