When most of us think of Samba, we probably think of Carnival in Rio. Originated by African people living in Brazil, Samba music and dancing is a mixture of African and Latin American rhythms.
With its lighthearted and festive style, Samba is now a popular dance performed in all parts of the world. In Brazil, the Samba is usually performed to a moderately slow tempo which contrasts vividly with the spirited version favored in the U.S. The dance has stayed popular over time and still ranks high among social and competitive dancers.
Why Take Samba Lessons?
- It is great aerobic exercise, which leads to better heart health and more energy
- Samba can help improve your posture
- In addition to physical exercise, dancing has been shown to be a great workout for your brain
- Dancing is a known stress reliever
Take a look at some Fred Astaire students doing the Samba:
Ready to Learn Something New? Try Samba Lessons!
Whether you’re a beginner or getting back into dancing after time off, you’ll love learning to Samba at Fred Astaire of Raleigh! Schedule your first lesson by calling us at (919) 872-0111 or filling out the contact form below. (New to Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Raleigh? Take advantage of our new student special!)