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Samba Dance History

Samba has basically a 2/4 tempo music which is known as the ‘Brazilian Waltz’ and is danced in a loose, open position with a partner or in body contact and close. The timing in Ballroom Samba is often counted as: 1 ah 2, 2 ah 2 as the beats are quarter note-eighth-eighth (repeated quarter note-eighth-eighth). The footwork is generally seen as flat step down on the quarter note then ball-flat for the eighth-eighth.