To select the 10 Top Freestyle Samba Academies in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is not an easy task. There
To select the 10 Top Freestyle Samba Academies in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is not an easy task. There are dozens are more than 50 samba schools, from 3 main groups, with different styles, different origins, different choreographs to say the least. We tried to select the best portions of videos we uploaded since FEBRUARY 2011, when many channel in YouTube did not even exist. On this compilation, we had excerpts of one minute of the video footage our team filmed. Some other samba-schools like Portela, Viradouro, Beija-Flor, Imperatriz, Cubango, would also deserve to be on the "Top 10 Academies of Samba Dance" Schools, where samba is taught, but some our our videos of the samba dancers sections of these either were not HD or were too short. We tried to maintain the one minute showtime dancing per samba group. Also, 9 of the 10 segments were filmed at Rio´s Sambadrome, including our all time video with almost 7 million views, shot within the samba dancers in real time, in February 2011. So here goes the Ranking:( as well as their main colors ) # 1 - Salgueiro Samba School of Dancers ( red and white ) #2 - Império Serrano Samba School ( green and white ) #3 - São Clemente Samba- School ( Black and yellow) # 4 - Vila Isabel Samba School ( Blue and white ) #5 - União da Ilha Samba School ( Blue, Red and White) #6 - Acadêmicos do Grande Rio ( Green, Red and White) #7 - Porto da Pedra Samba ( Red and White ) #8 - Unidos da Tijuca ( Blue and Yello ) #9 - Unidos de Padre Miguel Samba School ( Red and White ) #10 - Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel ( Green and White) We hope you enjoy and thumbs up if you did. Feel free to ask any questions.