Dance Styles Around the World
In celebration of National Dance Day, discover the many forms of dance all over the world! Dance is an essential aspect of many cultures, and even if you do not speak the local language, you can easily learn to move your feet. If dancing is not your forte, you can also watch the professionals at performances and festivals.
Widely popularized due to its connection to the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Samba style of music will make you want to get up and move. Emerging from the influence of African dances and rhythms, samba combines colorful costumes, hip swaying and fast footwork into the most important dance style in Brazilian culture and history. No matter where it is performed, Samba celebrates vitality and joie de vivre!