The Samba originated in Brazil. It was and is danced as a festival dance during the street festivals and celebrations. First introduced in This national dance of Brazil became the rage of it’s society in the 1930’s, but began as an exhibition dance in Paris in 1905. Movie star and singer Carmen Miranda can be credited with making the dance popular in the U.S. in the 1940’s. The festive style and mood of the dance has kept it alive and popular to this day. Samba is a fun dance that fits most of today’s popular music including Reggaetton.