Samba 003 Beginner Class Demo Moves


Samba Basic Moves – Natural Basic Movement, Corta Jaca, Turning Natural Basic Movement

LEVEL: Beginner
STYLE: Samba
Here we have two figures with a totally different rhythm and action. Natural Basic Movement is used twice with and without turn. Both have the usual Samba bounce and 3/4, 1/4, 1 beat value. Corta Jaca by contrast has no bounce and uses full and half beats only, note where the heel lead is used, less common in this dance. Also, the sliding action of the foot supporting most of the weight. When turning the Natural Basic Movement try to make the turn on the ‘ball change’ action, rather than the progressive forward or backward step.

Samba 003 Dance


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

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