Samba Basic Motion: Timing: 1 & a 2. Release the heels and 'bounce' up on &. The 'a' step only gets partial weight.
- Samba walks: On the 'a' beat, the front leg is straightened, the thigh pulled back, weight is kept forward.
- Voltas: The leg that crosses in front crosses just in front. The knees are together, and you 'sit. Then release the back leg to step to the side, this is the traveling step, not the crossing step.
- Boto Fogos: The foot that steps to the side is turned out. It is the foot stepping forward that will swivel to change directions.