How to Do Samba Turns

Learn how to do samba turns from samba expert Michele Bastos in this Howcast video.

Transcript

Now we are going to learn how to turn with the base samba step. It is very
easy. You want to the side that you are going to turn. So if you are going
to turn to the right, you want to start with your right foot. If you're
going to turn to the left, then you have to start with your left foot.

So let's just start with the base same step, the base footwork, right like
that, two, three, and left, and right. Now we turn to the right, right foot
back, and turn. You want to turn nice and straight, the precise turn facing
the direction you want to go. To the back and one more turn to the right,
right foot back. Nice. Precise turn and back to center. One, two three;
one, two, three; one, two, three; and one, two, three.

So now let's turn to the left side. Therefore, we start with the left foot
back first. Basic samba step four times. Prepare and turn, and turn to the
back, and step, and the last turn facing forward. So now we are going to do
that a little bit faster. Basic samba step double time which you should
learn how to go from slow to fast so now let's supply it. Ready? Right foot
back, one and two and three and turn. And one and two and three and turn.
And one and two and three and turn. And one and two and three and turn. And
one and two and three and four.

Let's do the same step, but let's just have two samba steps back. So we're
going to turn every two. Ready? Right foot back. One and two and turn and
turn and turn. Let's do that again, facing front and turn. Nice, precise
turn. So step in the direction you want to go. So now it's in the two count
so let's do half turns. You really must look where you are going. You're
going to turn to the back. So turn your head. Prepare and turn and turn and
turn and turn. One more time, turn and turn.

And that's how to turn the samba steps.

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