As the 2011 Miss Universe pageant comes to Brazil, the land of Samba, it is but natural for the 89 gorgeous contestants to indulge in some groovy tunes of this unique dance form.

The Sept.12, 2011 show is set to be one of the biggest fashion events of the year, hosting around 5000 people inside the Credicard Hall in São Paulo where it will take place.

The event has three categories of selection: swimsuit, evening gown and the interview.

Apart from the routine programs, the contestants are also involved in a busy schedule of activities like visiting non-governmental organizations in the city and attending the Formula One racetrack events.

Along with this, the bevy of beauties is also attending samba classes at the Vila Maria samba school in the region.

Check out these pictures of the stunning contestants attending the samba classes.