Rhythm: Just counting footwork we would count it: 1 a2, 3 a4. Including a count for the bounce it would be: & 1 &a2, & 3 &a4 (the bounce being up on the & and down on the count).
Time Signature: 4/4 timing.
Tempo: 100 BPM
Music Style: Fast, upbeat, lively mainly Brazilian music.
Character: This dance is noted for its small, quick, sharp footwork and the small bounce throughout the dancing. Major hip movement and Cuban Motion is used in this dance. The Samba moves are sexy and hot!
Where you can use it: Sambas are occasionally played wherever popular music is played, but not often. The easiest place to find a Samba song playing is at a ballroom.
(Want to know where you can go to dance around us (within 60 miles)? Check out our guide: "Places to Dance".)
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