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Samba is a Brazilian dance that arose as a result of the fusion of African dances that came to Brazil with slaves from the Congo and Angola, with Spanish and Portuguese dances brought from Europe by the conquerors of South America. The first attempts to introduce Samba in Europe date back to 1923-24, but it was only after World War II that the dance became popular in Europe.
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Folk samba is an improvisation dance where dancers, singing along, compete with each other in inventiveness and dexterity of movements. Originated in the poorest neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro, the "samba of shacks" through carnivals has gained huge popularity not only in Brazil, but throughout Latin America. Samba schools were opened all over the country, where dancers were trained to perform at carnivals, and orchestras were organized. Costume for carnival samba: bikini, headdress with ostrich feathers and shoes or boots on a high platform in gold or silver color with rhinestones. To show the true character of Samba, the dancer must perform it passionately, playfully, coquettishly. Most of the figures performed in Samba require active hip movement. This movement is quite difficult to perform, but without it the dance loses its characteristic features.
Temperamental rhythmic movements, pulsating rhythm, characteristic springy swaying of the hips of the folk samba formed the basis of a new ballroom dance of the same name. It combines elements of African, Portuguese and Spanish-American music and dance cultures. Later - a modified ballroom pair dance of a free composition. Ballroom samba is a dance of active movement, characterized by a change of position in a pair, active turns, rhythm and hip movement. The pace is fast.