These are the syllabus steps for the Samba, as listed in the British Dance Council Rulebook here.

Videos are by Ballroom Guide, DancePartner2000 and Syllabus Dance-Sport - many thanks for these excellent resources! Step descriptions can also be found on Ballroom Guide here.

Nomenclature

  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • LF: Left Foot
  • RF: Right Foot
  • PP: Promenade Position
  • CPP: Counter Promenade Position

Basic Movements - Natural - Reverse - Side - Progressive

Natural Basic Movement
Reverse Basic Movement
Side Basic Movement
Progressive Basic Movement

Samba Whisks to L & R (also with Follower's Underarm turn)

Whisks to L & R
Whisk with Follower's Underarm Turn

Samba Walks - Promenade - Side - Stationary

Promenade Samba Walks

Volta Movements

Simple Volta to L
Simple Volta to R

Rhythm Bounce

Rhythm Bounce

Bota Fogos - Travelling Forward and Back

Travelling Bota Fogos Forward
Travelling Bota Fogos Backward

Promenade Botafogo (also to PP & CPP)

Bota Fogos to Promenade and Counter Promenade

Reverse Turn - Basic and Advanced

Reverse Turn

Travelling Voltas to R & L - Criss Cross Voltas

Travelling Voltas to L
Travelling Voltas to R
Criss Cross Voltas

Solo Spot Voltas

Solo Spot Voltas

Volta Spot Turns to R & L for Followers

Voltage Spot Turn to R for Follower
Volta Spot Turn to L for Follower

Continuous Volta Spot Turn to R & L

Continuous Volta Spot Turn to R
Continuous Volta Spot Turn to L

Foot Changes (Methods of changing feet 1 & 2)

Methods of changing feet 1 & 2

Side Chasses

Side Chasse to R

Shadow Travelling Voltas

Shadow Travelling Voltas

Corta Jaca

Corta Jaca

Close(d) Rocks on RF & LF

Closed Rocks

Natural Roll

Natural Roll

Open Rocks to R & L

Open Rocks

Backward Rocks on RF & LF (Back Rocks)

Back Rocks

Plait

Plait

Rolling off the Arm

Rolling off the Arm

Argentine Crosses

Maypole

Maypole

Shadow Circular Volta - Circular Voltas to L & R in Shadow Position

Shadow Circular Volta

Contra Bota Fogos

Contra Bota Fogos

Roundabout - Circular Voltas to R & L

Roundabout to L
Roundabout to R

Reverse Roll

Reverse Roll

Promenade & Counter Promenade Runs

Promenade & Counter Promenade Runs

Methods of Changing Feet 3 & 4

Methods of Chagning Feet 3 & 4

Three Step Turn

Three Step Turn

Samba Locks

Samba Locks

Cruzados Walks & Locks

Cruzados Walks & Locks

Cruzados Locks in Shadow Position

Cruzados Locks in Shadow Position

Drop Volta

Drop Volta