Group courses begin with Level I for beginners and advance in difficulty with each level. Classes are designed to progress each week building on the previous week’s material. Each class will begin with a review of the previous week’s material before progressing. With this method, a participant may miss 1 class and still be able to participate comfortably. It is not necessary to bring your own partner, as participants rotate partners regularly to focus on “lead & follow” while reinforcing foot patterns and creating muscle memory.
Samba is a lively, rhythmical dance which originated in Brazil. The dance movements borrow from Afro-Brazilian traditional dances. Today’s ballroom samba is danced to music in 2/4 or 4/4 time, where the movements are counted either 1-2 or 1-a-2. It is danced with a slight downward dropping action or pulse 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”.