Samba originates from Brazil where it is a national dance. Many versions of are danced at the local carnival in Rio. To achieve true character of this dance, a dancer must use a pulsing action to accent it's flirtatious and exuberant interpretation.

In Rio de Janeiro where Samba comes from people celebrate Carnival season with this dance. Rio de Janeiro dancers are world famous for the fantastic costumes they wear. However their version of Samba is danced solo! It is in fact a totally different dance from the one danced as part of Latin-American program.

Samba music is in 2/4 time with 2 beats per bar.

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To see more about the Samba visit our Latin American dance page.



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