Samba Dance

Do you want to know one of the best pastimes to date? Ballroom dancing! This social sport has become a phenomena that is taking the world by storm. This is largely because of the spectacular reality dance shows that are being aired today. One of the most popular ballroom dance is the samba dance.

Think of attractive costumes, pulsating musical beats, and sexy dance moves. Get a picture of all this and you know what the samba dance looks like. If you’re into having a good time, then it looks like you have found your perfect dance match.

Samba has always been closely associated to Brazil. In fact, you may not be able to think of the samba without conjuring images of the immensely festive atmosphere of all the street dances in Brazil. Of course after a few years, fun-loving people from other nations were more than happy to welcome this Brazilian dance to their homeland.

The popularity of the samba dance reached the United States during the 1930s. Fred Astaire and Dolores Del Rio performed this in a movie in 1933. Before the decade was up, a samba exhibition in New York was held for dance instructors and the world of ballroom dancing was never the same again.

Like most Latin dances, the samba is characterized by its hip sway action. Most beginners make the mistake of deliberately swinging the hips during the dance. This should not be the case. The hip movement is the natural effect of the rhythmic action in the feet and knees. When you master the footwork and corresponding weight changes, the hip movement will naturally fall into place.

If you want to have a fun workout, then you should enroll in samba dancing lessons! My friends and I have and it has been one of the most enjoyable experiences we ever had. We even go to clubs and practice our moves and people think we’re naturals when really— the moves that we do were the result of hours of dancing lessons.

You can go to the links in this site to find a great dance instructional DVD today. These step by step lessons are taught by some of the best dance instructors in the world so if you think about it, you’re really getting a fantastic deal here. Ballroom samba is performed as a pair so it would be good for you, as well as a lot more fun, if you invite friends to join you in your DVD dancing lesson marathon.

Whether you use a DVD or you enroll in a local studio, don’t forget to warm up at least 15 to 30 minutes before you start. A thorough stretching will get your joints loosened up, your blood flowing and your muscles ready for the workout ahead. Take 10 minutes to cool down properly after your session as well.

What are you waiting for? Get in on the fun and start learning the samba dance today! It’s an experience you won’t soon forget. Enjoy!


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