Samba Dance Lessons
Easy and Fun 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 Ballroom 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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Lesson For Only $55
Private dance lessons are the fastest, most efficient way to learn to dance. (Offer applies to new students only.)
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Meet people and have fun dancing. No partner or dance experience is necessary.
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.
Our Students Love Us!
LOVE this studio!!!! The instructors love to dance and are vested in your becoming a better dancer. No matter what your dance goals are, this is the place to go.
By Your Side is the best dance studio. The teachers are fantastic dancers and excellent instructors. They strive for excellence, precision, and elegance, and do so with great encouragement and motivation. I always leave dance class feeling wonderful!
We worked with Laura to choreograph our wedding dance. We started out with zero moves and no confidence but after four sessions we were tearing up the floor and having the time of our lives.
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Group Dance Classes
Meet people and have fun dancing. No partner or experience is needed.
Private Dance Lessons
Improve your technique and style fast! We make ballroom dancing champions. Get a private lesson for only $60.
Wedding Dance Lessons
Look like a star with a beautifully choreographed wedding dance. Get a wedding dance lesson for only $60.
WE'RE IN THE NEWS
Congratulations to Our California Chic Classic Ballroom Dancing Champs!
By Your Side does it again, helping our ballroom dancers bring home the gold at the California Chic Classic ballroom dance competition with 18 first place finishes and 1st place in Salsa Team Division for our Salsa team ! Congratulations to ballroom dancer...
Congratulations to Our Ballroom Dance Students Placing at the Emerald Ball
I want to congratulate our amazing students and ballroom dance instructors Shay and Guillermo for achieving 1st and/or 2nd place in all of their ballroom dance events at the Emerald Ball! It takes a lot of effort and determination to place in a ballroom competition...
By Your Side Dance Studio Wins Best Dance School in Los Angeles Award
By Your Side Dance Studio is rated among the best Dance Schools in Los Angeles for the second time in a row by ThreeBestRated.com. Today, By Your Side Dance Studio, a dance school specializing in ballroom dancing, adult dance classes, private dance lessons...