By Bruno de Nicola

RIO DE JANEIRO - Samba school season is officially open. As the schools start preparing for their big week in February 2010, Gringos get the chance to attend a preview of the Sambodrome Carnival nights and shake their tail feathers.

All the themes for the parade have been chosen and each Samba school is now in the process selecting a soundtrack for their eighty minutes on the catwalk.

A R$2.5 Million parade with 3,000 people and numerous costumes and floats is quite an event to organize, especially if you have your eye on winning . . .

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