OLD AND NEW SAMBA DANCING: ROOTS DANCERS FROM VILA ISABEL SHOW THEIR STRENGTH!!

Roots samba Dancing is what many call Vila Isabel elite Samba dancers team. Here we see Vila Isabel

Roots samba Dancing is what many call Vila Isabel elite Samba dancers team. Here we see Vila Isabel top samba dancers show the mixture of old school and new samba techniques. Many of the are part of the best samba dancers of Rio and of Brazil showing the strength of their community, like Mayara Santos, and other are being groomed to become the best of the best. Vila Isabel, next to Salgueiro, Mangueira, São Clemente, Imperatriz, is known to mold dancers with these characteritistc, of blending the old classic samba tecniques, with new dance steps/ new moves. Even for Brazilian standards, only the cream of the crop, reach this level of balance, since you have to dominate the basic steps, and at the same time , be able to incorporate new ones. The selection process starts sometimes with more than one hundred dancers, and then the next phase about 60 and finally less than 50. So here it is.