Samba

samba

Possibly the most popular of all Brazilian ballroom dances.

Samba is popular with young people as well as older generations. Learning this type of dance you will enjoy energetic movement, great feeling of freedom and incredible music.

Music

Developed in Brazil during the 19th century, Samba is considered the dance of celebration and joy at Carnival celebrations in Rio. Lively and rhythmical, there are many types of Samba dances, just like there are many types of Samba music. Ballroom partner Samba, one of the popular Latin dances in ballroom competitions, is made up of many different South American dances mixed into one. In Brazil, a Samba dancer is known as a Sambista.

Characteristics

The main characteristics of Samba are rapid steps taken on quarter beats and a rocking, swaying motion of the dancers.