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Learn to Dance Samba Online

Samba Dance Lessons

A partner dance for Ballroom but solo when danced as the national dance of Brazil. Introduced to America in the 1940’s, Samba was made popular by Carmen Miranda. It mimics the carnival feel and atmosphere and has lots of “bounce” created through knees and ankles. Performed as an International dance, and evolved further around the world.

Instruction is delivered by easy-to-follow video tutorials. There are two videos for each class, a DEMO video demonstrating three moves, and a DANCE video showing how to put those moves together with the music. Our expert teachers will take you step-by-step through each move, with timing, and lead and follow instructions, and show how to join the three moves. Over time, and with practice, you will expand the number of moves in your repertoire, and improve your knowledge and understanding of how to put the moves together seamlessly as you dance.

Samba Beginner Classes

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001First Basic Movement, Whisks, Underarm Turn to the Right, Side Basic Movement
002Samba Walk in Promenade, Side Samba Walk, Criss Cross Bota Fogo, Underarm Turn Right
003Natural Basic Movement, Corta Jaca, Turning Natural Basic Movement
004Natural Basic Movement, Foot Change to Right Shadow Position, Shadow Bota Fogos, Foot Change to Closed Position, Whisks

Directory

This list is also a useful directory of Samba dance moves that you can refer back to at any time. Revisit moves / figures that you have forgotten or want to practice. Or find moves that you may have missed or which are new to you.

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