Samba is a vibrant dancing style that could only have originated in Brazil. The ballroom style of social samba dancing evolved from partner dancers in Brazilian nightclubs much like the tango did in Argentina. Arthur Murray offers Samba Lessons that bring the exotic dancing style to Greater Danbury CT.
Our devoted dance instructors can teach you Samba dancing whether you’re a beginner or want to prepare for Samba dance competitively. Choose Arthur Murray, the dance studio that has been providing Danbury, Connecticut with exciting, friendly dance lessons ever since 1979. Don’t worry about feeling awkward; our experienced dance instructors and welcoming environment are here to encourage you and feel at ease. Visit the Danbury dance studio and meet your fellow dance classmates as well as the instructors of Arthur Murray and how the dance studio got started!
At Arthur Murray, we offer Samba Dance classes for dancers of all skill levels, all taught by our dedicated instructors. Even if you’ve never danced The Samba before, we can help you. If you need to learn The Samba or improve your Samba for a dance competition, our skilled instructors can help you out, too. Take single, private, partner, or group classes with us, either alone or with your significant other.
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Arthur Murray offers an orientation dance lesson for $29 to get you started. You can then decide on the type and number of classes that interest you, and the total price of your lessons will depend upon the schedule you choose. Call us to learn more about pricing and classes at (203) 792-0176 or contact us online!
We offer a variety of gift certificates starting at 29$. Don’t forget to check back periodically for holiday specials!
Samba’s story begins with the blended African and Latin American culture of Brazil. The exciting music style that inspired Samba dancing originated with the people of Angola in Africa. Samba is actually a family of dances with different origins; when the Portuguese arrived in Brazil, they called all native dance forms “Samba.” The Lundu dance from the Bantu peoples of sub-Saharan Africa is thought to be a predecessor to some of these forms.
During Brazil’s Carnival season, Samba dancers do their solo routines atop parade floats. Female performers must be very fleet-footed to do the dance, dancing only on the balls of their feet while wearing high heels.
Samba de Gafieira is a partner-dance form of Samba that incorporates elements of the waltz and the tango. It originated in the nightclubs of Rio de Janeiro in the 1940s. Samba Pagode, a partner dance style that originated in São Paulo, is generally more intimate and less acrobatic than the Rio variety. More contemporary variations of Samba dancing incorporate reggae music combined with Brazilian-style drumming.
At Arthur Murray’s Danbury dance studios, our dedicated instructors love to help our students learn the lively Samba dance. Learn more about how to make this exciting, rhythmic Brazilian favorite a part of your life today.
Arthur Murray of Danbury offers professional, friendly Samba dance classes in a welcoming environment. You may have danced before or never before. It doesn't matter. We have the right class that fits your style and pace, staffed by dedicated dance instructors. Our dance studio is physically located in the heart of Danbury, CT. But, we serve the greater area offering dance lessons for anyone interested. You don't need a partner or experience. Just be prepared to come have fun and learn how to dance. Call us today to schedule your class: 203-792-0176