Rhythm of Brazil: Exploring the Soul of Samba

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Do you have what it takes to keep up with a Sambista?! During our samba class we were introduced to the rudimentary elements of the iconic Brasilian dance. The steps are simple but it’s not as easy as it seems! Core strength and fast feet are needed, not to mention coordinating your arms at the same time. Now throw some samba music into the mix and you’re ready! Our teacher guided us through some of the fundamental moves that we see during Carnaval and we quickly worked up a sweat. However I think we might need a little more practice…

Rebecca Martland, England

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Samba transcends mere dance; it embodies a profound cultural identity, resilience, vigor, originality, and ancestral connections. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to impart not just the steps, but the rich energy and timeless wisdom of our heritage to our students. Through samba, we celebrate not only rhythm and movement, but the essence of Brazil’s vibrant spirit and enduring legacy.

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