It is known as samba to one dance and musical genre From Brazil , which has its roots in Africa . History indicates that samba was developed in Rio de Janeiro in the middle of XIX century for slaves who got their freedom.
It should be noted, however, that the concept of samba applies to different kinds of rhythms and dances developed by the African-American population in different states of Brazil . The samba is usually characterized by the inclusion of percussion instruments and of the choirs that sing the songs.
The samba is danced following the rhythm of the percussion with the legs and shaking the pelvis. Those who dance samba often use little clothing and various ornamentations as part of the costumes.
It is called samba school to groups dedicated to dancing and singing samba. In carnivals, samba schools parade through a space known as sambadrome , being protagonists of immense popular parties.
It should be noted that the notion of samba is also used in other contexts. Samba , for example, is the name of a software developed to allow computers (computers) that use systems like Unix or GNU / Linux can work in one net from Windows .
Samba It is also the name of a car manufactured by Talbot in the decade of 1980 , of a muscular phenomenon that occurs during apnea and of a character of the Hindu mythology .
There are, finally, called locations Samba in India (belonging to state from Jammu and Kashmir ) and in Angola (province of Luanda ).
Tips to learn to dance samba correctly
While not all of us can become prominent samba dancers, since in addition to the theory and practice It is always necessary to have a certain natural talent, there are various tips that we can follow to not sit while others enjoy the rhythm.
The first fundamental point is to adopt the correct body position, according to the role we should assume. He Leader, which is usually the man, must place his right hand above the other person's back (the follower) to be able to take his left hand and hold it, more or less at eye level. The follower, on the other hand, must rest his right hand on the shoulder of the first, while he hugs him slightly, always keeping a certain distance Between the bodies
Having achieved that position, the movement . It is very important to start from the sensitivity to music before entering technical issues: if we do not feel the rhythm, if we do not allow the music to encourage us to move, the dance lessons will be of no use. Basically, we must give three steps for every couple of times , the second being the shortest.
One of the secrets for the movement to reflect the essence of this music is the "rebound ": between one step and another there must be a fluid transition, which compromises the whole body. To achieve this it is possible to think that we are constantly stepping on different objects that appear in our path and that we quickly try to lift our feet so as not to break them. It is very important that This rebound is expressed with the whole body, and not only with the legs.
Although it is not directly related to the movement, the direction of the gaze is also fundamental: it is recommended to keep it always forward , on the shoulders of the other person. The concentration It is essential for a good execution, and therefore it is necessary not to allow the eyes to find distractions at every step.
As in any other discipline, to master the samba let's start with the basic steps, then gradually advance to the more complex combinations. We must not allow anxiety to prevent us from internalizing each lesson , since without solid foundations you cannot build large structures. If we add to all this enjoyment, then we have guaranteed success.