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November 23 - December 14, 2021

Ballroom Dance - Intermediate - Slow Bluesy Samba

CERA Recreation Complex • 3300 Bryant Irvin Rd Fort WorthTX  76109 Organized by Corporate Employees Recreation Association
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We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

Developed in Brazil during the 19th century, the Samba is considered the dance of celebration and joy at Carnival celebrations in Rio. Lively and rhythmical, there are many types of Samba dances, just like there are many types of Samba music. Ballroom partner Samba, one of the popular Latin dances in ballroom competitions, is made up of many different South American dances mixed into one.

Introduced in 1917, the Samba wasn't adopted by Brazil as a ballroom dance until 1930. In Brazil, Samba is mostly danced solo, and remains especially popular during celebrations of Carnival. The festive mood of the dance is responsible for its continued popularity. In International style Latin dancing, the Samba is one of the five Latin competition dances.

Samba music, with its distinctive rhythm, is highlighted by original Brazilian musical instruments, including the tamborim, chocalho, reco-reco and cabaca. Samba is danced to music with a tempo of about 100 beats per minute. The fast and energetic rhythm of Samba music encourages spontaneous dancing, such as in the streets during a Carnival celebration.

Age Category

Adult

Prerequisites

Ballroom Dance Associate Membership
or Ballroom Dance Guest Membership
or Staff Member - CERA - Annual
or Staff Member - CERA - Lifetime

Instructor

Maghen Garrett

When

November 23 - December 14, 2021

7:15 PM to 8:00 PM

Tuesday

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Age and Gender

Ages 18-255 · Co-Ed

Location

CERA Recreation Complex

3300 Bryant Irvin Rd Fort WorthTX  76109

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