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




Carnaval 2017

Announcing EEDS Carnaval 2017!

May 5th, 7-10pm, Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N. Knox Ave.)

We will also be having 2 workshops (May 3rd & 4th) with Mestre Jorge Alabê
$25 each, Cash only at door, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (4048 W. Armitage Ave.)
RSVP here: Workshop 1 (May 3rd), Workshop 2 (May 4th)

Tickets for May 5th: $20 in advance, $25 at the door (Cash Only)
$10 for children 7-12 — Children 6 and under are free!

Buy your tickets here!

Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival 2016

Hello Sambistas!

Our gig is Sunday July 17th at 12 pm!  Dawes Park!  1700 Sheridan Road, Evanston.  #Boom

call time is 11 am.  white pants and EEDS shirt.  If you do not have a shirt e-mail reedflygt@gmail.com with your preferred size.  the samba van is leaving SRBCC (4048 w. armitage) around 10:15 am with room for 11 people, drums, coolers full of water and more, and great friendship!  contact reedflygt@gmail.com to reserve a spot in the van.  title the e-mail “samba van confirmation request.” right now i have spots for kelson, sergio, gloria, eudald, and michael covington.

REPERTOIRE: Last Rehearsal is this Wednesday July 13th 7-9 pm.

-Rio Style Samba with the appropriate Swing Feel

-Breaks 1,2,3,4,5 and 6.

-Jorge Break “Butterfly”

-EEDS classic break “All of Shoulder”

-Baiana and Gerais Break (Gerais Break, Gerais Mangueira, Gerais 12 – 8)

all tracks here (https://soundcloud.com/evanston-escola-de-samba/tracks)

musically yours!

FREE Class in January at EEDS

Winter is finally here, which means it’s the perfect time to warm up by hitting the drums with EEDS!

Throughout the month of January we are offering FREE classes as part of our preparations for Carnaval 2016. Carnaval is always our biggest event of the year and we want to get as many people as we can playing, dancing, and singing along!

During this special session we If you are new to EEDS this is the perfect opportunity to get started. You will learn to play the fundamentals of Samba. We will also be learning a samba-enredo (the school’s song for the year) that we will be featured at our Carnaval celebration later this spring.

No Commitment—Drop-in once, or every week—Admission is free

Class is every Wednesday (Jan 6, 13, 20 & 27) from 7-8:30pm
We rehearse at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (4048 W. Armitage in Chicago)

Our first class is TONIGHT (6 Jan) so forget those humpday blues and make your way over to SRBCC and help us keep the tasty beats going!

Please visit the Facebook page for the event for updates, pics, videos, and much more!

Samba on!

UPDATED: October and November at EEDS

Hey Sambistas!

It’s been a great September here at EEDS and we’ve got more awesome music on the way.

A week ago we joined Bateria Quilombola as they performed at the Brazilian Rhythms Festival at the Quilombo Cultural Center. We had a great time with them, special guest Dudu Fuentes, Dill Costa, Luciano Antonio, Heitor Garcia, John Beard, and Capoeira Angola. Thanks to everyone who organized and participated and especially to all the lovely people who came out to hear the music!

After taking this coming week off we have seven more weeks of class this fall! Check out our schedule below:

UPDATE: We have had to move our class start time back 1/2 hour for the foreseeable future. We will begin at 7:30 and go until about 9:15. The schedule below has been updated to reflect this.

30 Sep – NO CLASS

7 Oct –  7:30-9:15pm, SRBCC

14 Oct – 7:30-9:15pm, SRBCC

21 Oct – 7:30-9:15pm, SRBCC

24 Oct – Chicago Cultural Mile Halloween Gathering
     Parade at 6pm, Columbus between Balbo and Monroe

28 Oct – 7:30-9:15pm, SRBCC

4 Nov – 7:30-9:15pm, SRBCC

11 Nov – 7:30-9:15pm, SRBCC

18 Nov – 7:30-9:15pm, SRBCC

25 Nov – NO CLASS (Thanksgiving)

December – No regular classes
2 Dec – Holiday Party – 7:30-TBD
We will meet at the regular time for a short rehearsal and then retire for drinks, snacks and good times!

That’s it for 2015, we will jump back into it ASAP in the new year and then it is full steam ahead until EEDS Carnaval 2016 (Date TBA)!