Sunday, 7 January 2018

Summer Learning Journey - Week 4 - Day 2 - Bonus Activity

Bonus Activity: Shake it Off
In recent years, many New Zealanders have embraced a new form of exercise called Zumba©. It was developed by a man named Alberto Perez who lives in the country of Columbia. He created Zumba by bringing together many different dance styles including: cumbia, mambo, hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, tango, merengue and mambo.

            The Merengue                                      The Tango

Choose one of the dance styles mentioned above and click on the name to read more about it. Once you are done, post three interesting facts about the dance style on your blog. In which country did it originate? Who originally created it?  

I decided to choose samba.

1. Samba is orignally a Brazilian music genre and dance style.

2. Most of the Samba drum is made out of light material so its easy for people to carry it on long parades.

3. Bands traditionally play Samba, which is carnival rhythms, in Brazil. 


  1. Morena Ofa,

    Well done at completing this activity. You have some great information about the Samba! Do you like dancing? I don’t dance myself, but I love to watch professional performances.

    I’m curious, do you know who created the Samba?

    Look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best wishes,


  2. Hey Ofa
    Well done on completing this summer learning journey activity. Would you do the Samba if you could? It seems like a very interesting dance. Keep up the amazing work Ofa!