Samba Dance Lessons

Want to take a fun Samba dance class in Los Angeles? Well you have come to the right place! By Your Side Dance Studio provides fun and enjoyable Samba dance lessons and Samba dance classes that improve your dance skills and make you look great on the dance floor!

Learn To Dance From the Best Dance Teachers in Los Angeles

By Your Side Dance Studio provides you with the best Samba dance instructor in a private setting so that you receive one-on-one personal Samba dance instruction custom tailored to your particular needs. We also provide Samba dance lessons as group classes.

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Get 50% Off a Private Dance Lesson

Our private dance lesson includes a 15 minute dance consultation and 45 minute private lesson. (Offer applies to new students only.)

Get Your First Group Class Free

Get a free group class good for any of our group dance classes throughout the week. (New students only. Does not include series, workshops or events.)

About Samba Dancing

Samba is one of the hottest ballroom dance that hit the contemporary scene today. But did you know that samba traces its roots back to Afro-Brazilian culture? In Brazil, the African slaves called samba a religious ceremony characterized by the rhythm and choreography of the batuque, the batuque being the act of “batucar”; to make some kind of rhythm using an instrument or object.

In the 1930s, a group of musicians led by Ismael Silva founded the first Samba School, Deixa Falar. They transformed the samba dance to make it fit better the carnival parade. Soon samba became so popular that samba became Brazil’s official musical and dance form. In the following years, samba has developed in several directions from the gentle samba-cancao to the drum orchestras which make up the music of the carnival parade.

Samba has a very specific rhythm, highlighting the best characteristics of Brazilian musical instruments: originally called tamborim, chocalho, reco-reco and cabaca. To achieve the true character of the Samba a dancer must give it a happy, flirtatious and exuberant interpretation. Many figures, used in the Samba today, require a pelvic tilt or Samba tic action. This action is difficult to accomplish, but without it, the dance loses much of its effect. Principal characteristics of the Samba are the rapid steps taken on a quarter of a beat and the pronounced rocking motion and sway of the dancing couple.

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