Samba no pé (samba of the foot) is a solo dance from Brazil. Made famous by Brazilian carnival parades, it has its roots in the kitchens, backyards, and streets of Afro-Brazilian communities in Rio de Janeiro and other parts of Brazil. Samba rhythms follow a 2/4 beat, and the music can vary from relaxed bossa nova songs to high-energy drum ensembles. Expect a lively and joyful class with swaying hips, fancy footwork, and elegant upper body movement. Please wear comfortable clothing, and dance barefoot or in shoes.