The Evanston Escola de Samba is a community samba school, open to anyone who wishes to join. Our bateria and dance groups are made up of long-time musicians and novices, families and individuals, old and young, all coming together to enjoy samba! You can become a part of EEDS by joining one of our classes.CarnavalBateriaLT

 Class Schedule


Dates: Every Wednesday (unless otherwise noted)  **class will not be around major holidays and we take a break in August.  Up to date schedule is usually posted on the main page and on Facebook.
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Kildare Studios, 2649 N. Kildare Avenue, Chicago IL
Instructor: Reed Flygt
Description: The Evanston Escola de Samba rehearsals weekly at Kildare Studios!!  Students will learn Rio-style percussion techniques and patterns in preparation for our major Carnaval show that will be announced.  Every week is a drop in – so join us as often as you can. Instruments will be provided! All levels welcome!  Class recordings are on soundcloud!!  HAPPY PRACTICING!
If you have any questions contact Reed Flygt (
$12 per class. OR buy 10 classes for $100 and get a class card that will be marked for each class you take. REED PREFERS CASH!

March: 7th, 21st, 28th, SAT 31st @ quilombo 1-3

April: 4th, SAT 7th rehearsal 1-3 and gig @ quilombo 8pm, 11th, 18th, 25th,

May: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd.

June: 6th, 13th, thursday 21st?, 27th

July: 3rd, parade on the 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, SHOW ON THE 28th

special events: april 7th 20th anniversary show at quilombo, june 21st make music, july 4th parade, july 28th show.