The Swing of Things: Celebrating 100 Years of Samba

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first Samba song ever recorded — the moment when the Samba music and dance style changed dance history forever. As we celebrate such an old and iconic dance style, lets take some time to celebrate new styles of dance as well.

100 Years of Samba

The traditional Brazilian dance and music style of Samba is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary this year. While the Samba style itself is at least 300 years older than that, it was not widely accepted until the 20th century. It has been 100 years since the first Samba song, “Pelo Telefone” was recorded in Brazil.

Making “La La Land” Move

If you plan to see Damien Chazelle’s movie musical “La La Land”, you’re in for a treat. Choreographed by Mandy Moore, the dance numbers are inspired by the olden days of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, yet celebrates Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s  amateur dance abilities. Take a look for yourself.


Bruno Mars Takes on Carpool Karaoke

Bruno Mars joined James Corden on a musical ride through Los Angeles, singing a few of his hit songs and teaching James a dance move or two. Watch the hilarious video above, and maybe practice some moves of your own!












A Dance for the Melting Icebergs

How might an iceberg dance, if it could? This improvised dance may be like nothing you’ve ever seen — a somber, thoughtful dance centered around real melting icebergs during last year’s Climate Summit in Paris.