Pre-Carnival – Samba Dancers of Rio de Janeiro

From left to right: Danielle Ferreira Da Silva, Porto Da Pedra - Janaína Dos Santos Azevedo, Portela - Lilian Duarte, Unidos Da Tijuca

In the pre-carnival period there are all types of organisations, TV channels as well as daily papers which organise contests for who is the best and most beautiful queen or passista (dancer of a samba school) this year.

From left to right: Amanda Moura Emídio Da Silva, Renascer De Jacarepaguá - Carmen Lúcia Mondego Dos Santos Costa, Imperatriz Leopoldinense - Danielle Cristina Alves Vieira, Grande Rio

Here the contest of IG, an online daily paper. People can vote online till the 9th of February for the most beautiful and best samba dancer of Rio de Janeiro.

From left to right: Luciana Domingos Faustine, Mangueira - Natalia Mendonça De Costa E Silva, Unidos De Vila Isabel - Nayra Hellen Alves De Oliveira, Beija-Flor

For more info about the passistas go to the website “Samba no pé: Vote na “Passista iG 2012″. You can even let them dance over there.

From left to right: Rafaella Eugênia Ferreira Da Conceição, União da Ilha - Suellen Da Silva De Oliveira, Salgueiro - Vania Herminia Da Silva, Mocidade Independente De Padre Miguel

Enjoy and make your choice.