International Style Latin Samba Variations


Variations are new, innovative ways of dancing old steps from the book or a different way of grouping or mixing steps. In our opinion Max and Yulia’s variations are an excellent way of adding new life to the old basic figures. Will please any purist and those who favour more adventurous approach as well.

Rhythm/Style: Samba
Dancer (Instructor): Maxim Kozhevnikov & Yulia Zagoruychenko
Level of Dance: All Level
Format: DVD / All Regions
Running time: 129 min.


Product ID: 1841 Categories: ,

Before purchasing a variation tape, we strongly suggest that you have a firm understanding of the steps and terminology through that level. These videos contain advanced patterns, enhanced with additional elements, intended to help you take your dancing to a new level, and are excellent for social dancing as well as showcase and competition routines. These variation videos will not review the basic patterns since it is assumed that they are already known.


1. Samba Whisks to Left and Right
a) Shadow Position
b) Opening Out
c) Underarm Turns
2. Promenade Samba Walks
a) Hand Release
b) Sweetheart Position with Lady’s Turns to Right & Left
3. Side Samba Walks
a) Hand Release
b) Lady Closing Feet
4. Stationary Samba Walks
a) Circular
b) Change of Hands
5. Traveling Bota Fogos
6. Shadow Bota Fogos
7. Bota Fogos to Promenade Position and Counter Promenade Position
a) Double Hand Hold
b) Hands on Shoulders
8. Criss Cross Voltas
9. Solo Spot Voltas
10. Shadow Traveling Voltas
11. Reverse Turn
a) Lady’s Left Turn on 2nd Half
b) Lady’s Right Turn on 1st Half
12. Corta Jaca
13. Closed Rocks
14. Back Rocks
15. Plait
16. Rolling Off the Arm
17. Natural Roll
a) Side Chassé
b) Shadow Position
18. Promenade and Counter Promenade Runs
a) Double Hand Hold
b) Lady’s Turn to Left
19. Samba Locks
a) Man’s & Lady’s 3 Step Turns
b) Change of Sides
20. Cruzado Walks and Locks
21. Argentine Crosses
Dance Demonstration


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