Be a Blissta!

These outrageous folk are the Samba-Blisstas. Theyre not easily forgotten with their loud, funky rhythms and spectacular costumes. You can see them performing all over the North Coast at festivals and events.

Now the groups director, Paul Barrett, is offering punters a chance to be a Samba swinger with a six week beginners training course starting on Tuesday, February 20.

All you need is a sense of fun and the overwhelming need to show off.

Paul reckons that by the end of the course youll be shakin, movin and groovin. And ready to launch into the samba season. Numbers are limited and all equipment is supplied. To book phone Paul on 6685 0160.

Visit for more info and some history on the Samba-Blisstas.

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