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33,302 have donated. You can help Wikipedia change the world! » Donate now! From the fundraising blog Preservation of Knowledge, Decades From Now "Knowledge is the key to survival." — Gabbie Brown Samba dance From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For the modern ballroom Samba, see Samba (ballroom) . Samba in the rain, Helsinki , Finland Samba is a lively, rhythmical dance of Brazilian origin in 2/4 time danced under the Samba music . However, there are three steps to every bar, making the Samba feel like a 3/4 timed dance. Its origins include the Maxixe . There are two major streams of Samba dance that differ significantly: the Brazilian Samba music has been danced in Brazil since its inception in the late 19th century. There is actually a set of dances, rather than a single dance, that define the Samba dancing scene in the country; thus, no one dance can be claimed with certainty as the "original" Samba style. "Samba no pé" is a solo dance that is most often danced impromptu when samba music is played. The basic movement involves a straight body and a bending of one knee at a time. The feet move very slightly - only a few inches at a time. The rhythm
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is 2/4, with 3 steps per measure. It can be described calling it and-a-one, and-a-two, then back to one. The basic movement is the same to either side, where one foot moves to the outside lifting up just before the first beat, lifting on the "and-a" and replacing itself on the floor on the one beat (i.e. the right leg moves slightly to the right) and this leg is kept straight. The other foot moves slightly towards the front, and closer to the first foot. The second leg bends slightly at the knee so that the left
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