International Samba Syllabus


Basic Movements: Natural; Reverse; Side; Progressive
Whisks to Left and Right
       Lady’s Spot Volta Underarm Turn during Man’s Whisk to L or R
Samba Walks: Promenade; Side; Stationary
       Lady’s Spot Volta Underarm Turn during Man’s LF or RF Stationary Samba Walk
Rhythm Bounce on Left Foot or Right Foot
Volta Movements: Travelling; Spot
Travelling Bota Fogos Forward
Criss Cross Bota Fogos (Shadow Bota Fogos)


Travelling Bota Fogos Back
Bota Fogos to Promenade and Counter Promenade
Criss Cross Voltas
Solo Spot Voltas
Foot Changes; 1, Closed to Right Shadow; 2, Right Shadow to Closed; 3, Promenade or Open Promenade to Right Shadow
       Same Foot figures: Samba Walks; Rhythm Bounce; Travelling Voltas; Travelling Bota Fogos Forward
Shadow Travelling Volta
Reverse Turn
Corta Jaca
Closed Rocks


       Circular Voltas to Left or Right
       Shadow Travelling Volta Development
       Foot Change: 4, Right Shadow to Promenade; 8, Right Side to Right Shadow
       Corta Jaca as per note 3

Open Rocks
Back Rocks
Rolling off the Arm & Endings 1, 2, & 3
Argentine Crosses
Maypole to Left or Right
Shadow Circular Volta


       Foot Changes: 5, a, b, c, or d - Promenade to Right Contra; 6, Right Contra to Promenade; 7, Right Contra to Open Counter Promenade
       Travelling Volta Timing Development
       Corta Jaca as per note 4
       Lady's Underarm Turn during Argentine Crosses Development

Contra Bota Fogos
       Contra Bota Fogo Hand Change Development
Natural Roll
Reverse Roll
Promenade and Counter Promenade Runs
Three Step Turn
Samba Locks
Cruzados Walks and Locks

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