(Brazilian) Ballroom Dancing and Music
(Brazilina) Salona Danco kaj Muziko
- Mainly in English since who asked me were English speakers.
- ^Cefe angle ^car demandintoj estas angle parolantaj.
``If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is
because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which
he hears, however measured or far away.''
(Henry David Thoreau - Walden -
chapter 18: Conclusion, paragraph 12).
On June and August of 1995, answering to some questions, I sent some
messages concerning brazilian ballroom dancing to the ballroom list . I believe
Perhaps Eileen collected then, together with some messages from
other people on the subject. By the other hand, I reorganized the
information on my messages and decide to continue writing more about
Brazilian ballroom dancing, specially the brazilian ballroom samba. On
what follows you will see the result of that, which I hope I shall
improve, as far as people ask me to. (Opening
message to the ballroom list).
First of all:
Who am I ?
I am a physicist and I began to learn (brazilian) ballroom dancing in
1988. I went to U.K. in 1990 to study more physics for two years, where
I took the opportunity to learn some of their ballroom dancing. Back to
Brazil I did not dance much for another two years. In 1994 I began
learning again and intend to continue.
General Brazilian Ballroom Dancing
The re-organization of my messages of 1995 is on two files:
The natural continuation of the above, is a description of the
Brazilian Ballroom Samba, which is devided in the following sections:
- An Introduction to Brazilian Ballroom
Samba, where I cover the music, the rhythm of the dance and a
description of the basic step.
- I hope I continue this work, showing the second basic step,
called ``puladinho'', literally: little bounced. Besides, I wish I can
describe the posture, the leading etc, which also characterizes samba.
May be I can even describe some more advanced steps.
I remind you, nevertheless, that to really dance samba and know what
it is you will need to listen to lots of good samba music and see good
dancers, videos or perhaps have some class lessons. Keep an eye on a
Some pages on Brazilian Ballroom Dancing
For other links see my main page and
some more on my dance bookmarks.
Some more on Brazilian culture
When talking about Brazilian Ballroom dancing, we are talking about
Brazilian Culture. So, I decided I should include some other topics on
Brazilian Culture here. There it goes:
- I have just been (november 1996) to Alberto Santos Dumont's house
in Petropolis (Brazil) and realized that althought most people know
that he invented the airplane, few people knew
he also invented the wrist watch. The original idea was to be able to
look at the time while piloting his airplanes and ballons.
See also this Santos
Dumont's page I have just found, in English.
``Se homo ne dancas kiel siajn najbaroj, eble ^car ^gi a^udas
malsimilan drumon. Lasu ^gin piedpremi kune kun la muziko kiun ^gi
a^udas, iue ritmata a^u fore''
(Henry David Thoreau - Walden -
^capitro 18: Konkludo, paragrafo 12).
Iru al mia hejm-pa^go por Esperanta informo pri Salona Danco.
This page is part of ...
Filipe de Moraes Paiva - Danco
Parta-pa^go de ...
Hejmpa^go reviziita je la 17-a de decembro de 1996
Filipe de Moraes Paiva
De 16/02/1998 vi estas la vizitanto