The Samba is often referred to as the “Brazilian Waltz” and is also known as the Carioca, a Baion, or a Batucado. It is a lively and energetic dance that is known for its syncopated rhythms and rolling hip movements. Many say that the Samba was introduced to the United States in 1939 by the late Carmen Miranda. The Samba can be danced with or without a partner because it is a social dance. This way, everyone can enjoy upbeat Samba dance lessons.

The History of the Samba

Although Samba music emerged in the 19th century, the dance truly evolved in Rio de Janeiro during the 20th century. Its origins are a bit disputed with some saying that the word “samba” is derived from the Angolan term “semba” while others argue that it has its roots in the Paraiba Valley coffee plantations

Samba music is extremely energetic and dance performances are held at cultural festivals around the world. Samba has become the music and dance form of the world-famous carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its lively dance moves and rhythms, Samba dance lessons are popular not only in South America but around the world. 

Benefits of Taking Samba Dance Lessons

Since Samba is an upbeat dance, you’ll experience a productive and fun cardio session. Added benefits include improved circulation, increased flexibility, and a boost in energy levels. Taking Samba dance lessons is also great for tightening the core and learning different rhythms. 

Not only is Samba a fun cultural dance, but it is also a great way to learn a new dance style and meet like-minded people in your area. 

Take a look at some Fred Astaire students demonstrating the Samba:

Sign Up for Samba Dance Lessons in Durham Today

If you’re ready to take Samba dance classes, call the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Durham today at 919-489-4313 or fill out the contact form below. Our professional instructors are ready to show you the wonderful world of Samba. If you’re new to our Durham dance studio, you’re first two dance classes will be available at the introductory rate so you’ll be taking dance lessons from our talented instructors at a discounted rate. 

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