DanceTime Deluxe bachata bhangra breakdance chachacha foxtrot house jive kizomba merengue quickstep reggaeton rockandroll rumba salsa samba street tango waltz
Samba is a lively, rhythmical dance of Brazilian origin in 2/4 time. However, there are three steps to every bar (slow, quick-quick), making the samba feel something like a 3/4 timed dance.
The Samba music rhythm has been danced in Brazil since its inception in the late 19th century. There is actually a set of dances, rather than a single dance, that define the Samba dancing scene in Brazil; thus, no one dance can be claimed with certainty as the “original” Samba style. Another major stream of the Samba dance besides the Brazilian Samba dancing styles is Ballroom Samba which differs significantly.
Traditional Brazilian samba includes the partner dance, Samba de Gafieira, as well as Samba no pé, which is danced solo at carnival.
As a ballroom dance, the samba is a partner dance. Ballroom samba, like other ballroom dances, is somewhat disconnected from the origins and evolution of the music and dance that gives it its name. It is a form adapted for its suitability as a partner dance. The dance movements, which do not change depending on the style of samba music being played, borrows some movements from Afro-Brazilian traditional dances such those used in candomblé rituals and the chamadas of capoeira angola.
The ballroom samba is danced to music in 2/4 or 4/4 time. The basic movements are counted either 1-2 or 1-a-2, and are danced with a slight downward bouncing or dropping action. This action is created through the bending and straightening of the knees, with bending occurring on the beats of 1 and 2, and the straightening occurring on the “a”. Samba is notable for its constantly changing rhythms however, with cross-rhythms being a common feature.




DanceTime Deluxe bachata bhangra breakdance chachacha foxtrot house jive kizomba merengue quickstep reggaeton rockandroll rumba salsa samba street tango waltz

When you are learning a new dance, getting some good music to practice to, or just to enjoy, can be very difficult. The music is taking over and you want more of it in your life, but don’t know where to start.

To make the process a little easier, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite pieces by genre, and provided links to iTunes where available. If you have a particular track that you think should be featured here, let us know. Remember, musicians have to earn a living too. If you like it, please buy it.

Artist

Title

Level

Buy

Bruno Barkats Aquarela Do Brazil Beginner DanceTime Deluxe bachata bhangra breakdance chachacha foxtrot house jive kizomba merengue quickstep reggaeton rockandroll rumba salsa samba street tango waltz
Sergio Mendes feat Black Eyed Peas Mas Que Nada Beginner DanceTime Deluxe bachata bhangra breakdance chachacha foxtrot house jive kizomba merengue quickstep reggaeton rockandroll rumba salsa samba street tango waltz
Tony Evans LoveLight Beginner DanceTime Deluxe bachata bhangra breakdance chachacha foxtrot house jive kizomba merengue quickstep reggaeton rockandroll rumba salsa samba street tango waltz
Hip Brazil Ensemble Samba Interlude Beginner DanceTime Deluxe bachata bhangra breakdance chachacha foxtrot house jive kizomba merengue quickstep reggaeton rockandroll rumba salsa samba street tango waltz

International Ballroom Samba

Samba Demonstration

dance practice app dancetime deluxe


About Wimbledon Sound

Wimbledon Sound provides music recording, production, editing, mixing, and sound design services

Read More

Connect

Navigation