International Style Latin Samba
Samba, the ultimate party dance from Brazil. With
medium tempo music, catchy tunes and fantastic
movement you can't help but want to dance.
With 50 - 52 Bars or 100 - 104 Beats per minute
and varying rhythms, once this dance starts there
is no let up until it's finished. You may be in a
ballroom in Bournemouth but the music will
take you to Rio. The Samba and the carnival from
Brazil go hand in hand. Again it is a flirtatious
dance which captures all the excitement of the
Rio carnival. The Samba requires the ‘Samba tick’
which is quite a difficult technique to learn but
is what gives the samba its unique look.
The Samba was introduced to Europe from
South America in the late 1930’s but generally
caught on after WW2. It became incredibly popular
due to the infectious music and lively rhythms.
Time Signature - 2/4
50 - 52 Bars Per Minute
Accented Second Beat
12 12 12 12
Medium Tempo Brazilian Latin Music With A Strong DownBeat