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Samba

Samba Classes

The Samba originated in Brazil but had African and European roots, and as such, served as Brazil's counterpart to American Jazz.. To many people it images of Brazil and Carnival. Starting in Rio de Janeiro it was heavily influenced by Rio's immigrants from the Brazilian state of Bahia. It helped to unify light and dark skinned Brazilians just as American Jazz brought people together in the 1930's and 1940's. As Brazil's vernacular dance, its roots grew out of Bahian slaves who were permitted to continue their musical heritage when time permitted. Eventually, these roots led to the first song that could truly be called a Samba, "Pelo Telefone" (1917) by Donga and Mauro Almeida.

Beginning
Beg Samba
Learn the basics of this fun and flirty latin dance!
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Saturday, September 23 - 7:45p With: Michael Benner Irvine, CA
Beginning
Beg Samba Series
Fun, party dance to great music! Learn the basics and how to move comfortably on the dance floor.
Beginning
Beginning Samba
The Samba was popularized by celebrities such as Carmen Miranda and annual celebrations such as Carnival, which featured elaborate costumes, energetic music, and, of course, nonstop dancing. Though changed when it was adapted for American ballrooms, the spirit remains: Samba is a celebration! This class is an overview of posture and frame, basic movements, samba walks, and bota fogos you'll use to dance to a whole song, such as Sergio Mendes' 'Magalenha.' Try this class and celebrate Brazil's most popular cultural export!
Intermediate
Int Samba
Once you have the basics down, this class will help you add on more moves as well as give you better technique and more turns!
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Saturday, September 23 - 7:00p With: Michael Benner Irvine, CA
Intermediate
Int Samba Series
Fun, party dance to great music! Once you learn the basics and how to move comfortably on the dance floor, this class will teach you more complex patterns and technique.
Intermediate
Intermediate Samba
Samba is of the few ballroom Latin dances that aren't of Cuban origin, so it has little in common with them. Carioca Samba, as it is known in Brazil, has a specific 'rocking' style that travels about the dance floor using challenging hip movements. This class is a more detailed look at techniques such as rhythm bounces, and moves such as voltas, closed and open rocks, and foot changes. Try this class to practice your samba skills!
Advanced
Adv Samba
Think you've gotten Samba tackled? Take this class to learn the technique, moves and style that makes this dance sizzle.
Advanced
Adv Samba Series
Due to the speed of even the most moderate tempo samba music, advanced dancers need to learn to move quickly without sacrificing the techniques and body movements. Ready to learn the most challenging Samba techniques? This class is a more detailed look at techniques such as body styling, and moves such as natural and reverse rolls, three step turns, and samba locks. Try this class if you plan to showcase, compete, or just want to take your social dancing to the highest level!
Advanced
Advanced Samba
Due to the speed of even the most moderate tempo samba music, advanced dancers need to learn to move quickly without sacrificing the techniques and body movements. Ready to learn the most challenging Samba techniques? This class is a more detailed look at techniques such as body styling, and moves such as natural and reverse rolls, three step turns, and samba locks. Try this class if you plan to showcase, compete, or just want to take your social dancing to the highest level!


 
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