What is Samba Dance

What is Samba Dance?

Those who are new to dancing, or who are exploring it for the first time come equipped with a few tidbits of knowledge gained from years of absorbing entertainment from the movies and television and elsewhere. As such, one of the first questions they usually ask is, what is Samba dance?

Everybody has heard of it and likely recognizes the 2/4 rhythms or the three steps version, which uses a 3/4 rhythm – both taking their cues from both African and European influences. However, Samba dance is best associated with Brazil and to this day it is still one of the most popular dances in the world.+ Expand

The African vibe is particularly evident in its beats, which were introduced to the Brazilian people back in the 1800s when Europeans brought their African slaves to South America. However, for a long time, the elite classes in Brazil looked down on Samba, thinking it obscene and so it was not until the 1920s that it broke out and became the mainstream, widely accepted joyous experience that it is now recognized as.

One of the main reasons its popularity skyrocketed back then was the presence of Carmen Miranda in Hollywood. Throughout the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s she starred in a raft of movies that showcased her abilities, not to mention appearances on Broadway, which further solidified her stardom, but also inspired countless thousands to learn the samba.


Creating the Perfect Samba Shoe 

Here at, we are fans of all styles of dancing, and samba dance is definitely up there among our favorites. We understand that when you are participating in the samba you need to look your most dazzling and so the shoes you wear are a key part of achieving a look that will turn heads.

As most dancers are well aware, finding a pair of dance shoes that will offer you comfort, as well as the style and quality craftsmanship that will enable you to dance for hours, can be a challenge. Our goal at is to put take the pain out of your shoe addiction and allow you to dance with comfort. As such, since 2009 we have been innovating how dance shoes are made, using the finest materials and highest quality production procedures to develop a range of shoes that exceed even our expectations. 

Burju Shoes are characterized by their devastating style, edge, and bold designs, but are most well-renowned for the level of comfort they offer, which has changed the lives of countless dancers across the world. 

What’s more, we make our shoes accessible to dancers of all levels. So, if you want a high-quality shoe at a great price, shop online, or if you want to create the perfect pair of samba dance shoes we offer the possibility to customize.


Huge Selection for all Occasions 

At, you will find a huge selection of shoes that were made to be worn both on and off the dance floor, so when you invest in those killer heels you have your eyes on, rest assured that they are destined to serve you very well, no matter where you take them.

So, regardless of your level, at, we have the perfect pair of dance shoes waiting for you. And, if you want to get some advice or wish to learn more about what you can expect when you shop with us, feel free to get in touch. Our customers are everything and at Burju Shoes we go out of our way to make sure that you are 100% satisfied.

We have an excellent collection of Women & Men's dance shoes. Visit our online catalogue for more.

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