“I want that!”
Have you tried my “How to Dance Samba” video yet? It’s so fun!
Brazilian Samba music is an instant mood-lifter. The music can take you from a grumpy, frustrated, poopy mood and transport you to feeling totally alive, thankful, and joyful.
Samba music is like an express elevator ride up the emotional scale!
And Samba dance is an elegant, sexy, playful way to connect with your beautiful, sexy, joyful self.
What I love about Samba–and what I think makes me and a whole lot of people say, “I want that!” is that Samba flows together sensuality with the most flirtatious, joyful, playful energy.
Which is perfect–because that PLAYFUL energy will be your express elevator ride to learning how to dance Samba!
Otherwise–it could take you years of frustration, wondering–how do other dancers shake their hips and booty like that?
Samba music is polyrythmic, meaning that there are layers of separate rhythms that overlap and create a hot, bumpin’ tapestry of sound.
And when you dance Samba, your body literally PLAYS the different parts of the music. Your feet play the bass, your hips play the ride, and your shoulders play the shaker.
So learning to play an orchestra of music with your body (a.k.a., dancing Samba), takes 3 essential ingredients: playfulness, patience, and persistence.
You can not learn to dance Samba with your MIND. It is just not a rational activity–playing an entire orchestra of music with your body!
So HOW do you learn to dance Samba? Through PLAY.
In my “How to Dance Samba” video, I give you all of the tools you need for a solid foundation.
To get into the feeling of Playing the Music with your body, with Samba Dance, focus on:
- feeling the heartbeat of the rhythm in your feet,
- bending your knees,
- working your hips, and feeling the movement come from your hips,
- engaging your inner thighs, feeling like you are squeezing them,
- and freeing your booty and letting everything else shake around back there!
So schedule some time to dance my video, “How to Dance Samba.”
And if you want some more inspiration, you can check out my blog post that shares how I learned to dance Samba.
I was terrible at it at first. But the music, the joyful sensuality, the costumes–always left me coming back for more.
And now here I am, sharing Samba dance with you!
And encouraging you to learn Samba, not with your mind, but with your body.
Skip the frustration and get right into playfulness. With my dance students I have seen that this is a much faster and more fun route.
Enjoy celebrating your beauty and shining bright with the beautiful, playful spirit of Brazilian Samba dance!
In dance & happiness,
Samba Dancer & Teacher
and Creator of the How to Shake Your Booty in 30 Days! Dance program
P.S. Do you have my Dance Program yet? Why not?
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