The Origins and History of Samba Dancing


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Samba dancing has roots in which combination of influences listed below?

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1. When slavery was abolished, where did the descendants of many slaves move?

2. What is an escolas de samba?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo allows you to see what you know about samba dancing. Answer questions about the origin of this style and common characteristics of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these questions to find out what you remember about:

  • Escolas de samba
  • The lives of many slaves after they were freed
  • Major influences on samba dancing

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as escolas de samba
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as solo tango and ballroom tango
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of movement you would be making when performing a samba bounce action

Additional Learning

If you would like a better understanding of this type of dance, read the lesson titled The Origins and History of Samba Dancing. You will explore new and exciting topics like:

  • When samba music was first recorded
  • Carnival
  • The period when samba came into its own