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Inspired by the popular street-dance in Brazil, this partner dance is done to the syncopated South American rhythms of Samba music, as well as many Latin-flavored pop tunes. It can also be danced to Zouk or Flamenco music. Most commonly done at ballroom events and studios, you can also dance Samba at lounges and nightclubs. Samba has a lilt and hip motion different than the Cuban motion of other Latin dances like Salsa and Rumba, so it adds more dimension and options to your repertoire, as well as helps you develop new skills. The steps are danced with a slight bounce which gives Samba its distinguishable look.

Song Suggestions:

  • Magalenha - Sergio Mendes

  • Rich Girl - Gwen Stefani

  • Ain’t It Funny - Jennifer Lopez

  • Turn Me On - Kevin Lyttle

  • Rhythm Divine - Enrique Iglesias

  • Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira


Click the link below to see a demonstration of this dance

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