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!

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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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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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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.

Dawn B.

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.

Zara A.

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Our Salsa Team Won 1st Place at the Desert Classic Dance Competition

We're so proud of our Salsa team which took 1st place at the Desert Classic DanceSport Dance Competition which is held every year in July in Palm Desert, California. Performing in a Salsa dance team is an excellent way to build confidence and improve your Salsa dancing skills quickly. Put on your dancing shoes and join our Salsa team today!

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Our Ballroom Dancers Placed at the Emerald Ball Dance Competition

I want to congratulate our amazing students and ballroom dance teachers 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 and we are all very proud of your efforts.

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By Your Side Dance Studio Wins Best Dance School in Los Angeles Award

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