Samba, ballroom dance of Brazilian origin, popularized in western Europe and the United States in the early 1940s. Characterized by simple forward and backward steps and tilting, rocking body movements, it is danced to music in 4/4 time with syncopated rhythm. Couples in ballroom position dance in place or around the floor, but partners may separate to execute variant steps. The dance derives mainly from the Maxixe, a dance fashionable in about 1870–1914.
In Brazil, away from the ballrooms, an older, very African type of samba is also danced. Sometimes called batuque, it is a kind of group dance, done either in circles with a soloist or in double lines.
Samba is a lively dance of Afro-Brazilian origin in 2/4 time danced to samba music whose origins include the Maxixe. Samba was created by African people in Brazil from the music and dance culture they brought from Africa.
Saara Burga the instructor has been dancing and teaching Samba for over 30 years. She has traveled the world leading samba groups, presenting shows and teaching. She has vast experience teaching students of any age and over the years she has taught thousands of students all over the world.
Living is Sacramento now, Saara has dedicated the past 16 years to run the Brazilian Center as Executive Director but she still teaches people samba regularly. Saara is a people person with a kind personality and a big heart.
The classes are fun and energetic, students love it and they always want more. Come enjoy an afternoon among great people, have some fun and exercise all in one samba class. Sign up now, we are confident you’re going to love it.
Boosts Energy Levels AND Develops Muscle Strength
Samba dancing is an excellent type of physical activity. Not only is it fun, but it will help you burn some calories because it gets your heart pumping. As your heart pumps more blood, this will help improve blood circulation, have a positive impact on your energy levels, and improve your ability to focus.
With frequent samba dancing, you will feel your muscles getting stronger. Samba works various muscle groups in your body — legs, glutes, core, arms. As your muscle strength improves, you will also experience more stability and balance.
Works Your Memory
Every time you learn a new dance style, you challenge your brain to learn new movement patterns, coordinate your body movements in different ways, and discover new choreography. That challenges and stimulates your brain and boosts its retention potential.
Improves Hip Mobility
Tight hips won’t be a problem anymore. Samba dancing involves a lot of training related to hip movement. You will learn how to move your hips in different directions safely and effectively and learn to control that movement while maintaining fluidity.
CLASSES ARE ONE AND HALF HOURS EVERY SATURDAY FROM 1:30 PM TO 3:00 PM.
ADMISSION IS $15 / CLASS. A CARD PACKAGE FOR THE CLASSES IS AVAILABLE AT OUR LOCATION
2420 N Street – Suite 180, Sacramento, CA 95816