Samba

Brazil

Where It Began

The Samba dates back about 100 years to the streets of Brazil. Usually performed during carnivals, It is known for its specific rhythm and Brazilian instruments used. For example, it includes tamborim, chocalho, reco-reco and cabaca instruments in its unique beat. With many different types of Samba dance, it can range from a solo or to a ballroom couple act. To achieve the true character of the Samba, the dancer must give it a happy, flirtatious and exuberant interpretation. Many figures, used in the Samba today, require a pelvic tilt (Samba tic) action. This action is difficult to accomplish, but without it the dance loses much of its effect. The Samba is now used for entertainment all over many Spanish speaking countries.
Brazilian Samba Dancing Performance in San Diego