Samba 004 Beginner Class Demo Moves


Samba Basic Moves – Natural Basic Movement, Foot Change to Right Shadow Position, Shadow Bota Fogos, Foot Change to Closed Position, Whisks

LEVEL: Beginner
STYLE: Samba
We start this sequence with the normal facing position and bounce action. The man will lead the lady to turn right with his left hand then either release hold or raise the hand above the lady’s head, after her turn he catches her in the Shadow position, note the rhythm for the man is 1,2 whilst the lady dances 1 a 2. This timing difference is used when returning to Closed Position. When the term ‘Shadow’ is used, for example Bota Fogo it means that the man and lady are using the same foot and moving in the same direction, many other figures can be danced in this manner.

Samba 004 Dance


Example of how to put the 3 moves together to make a dance. Music was by DJ Ice “Con Calma” if you want to play the tune to dance to and practice. (There is no sound due to copyright).

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