Foreigners in Rio take crash course in samba for Carnival

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Nete Vieira, center, and her husband Naldi, right, teach samba to foreigners in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. There is a self-deprecating phrase Brazilians with poor dancing skills use to explain their awkwardness at the parades during Carnival: I samba like a foreigner. But even foreigners visiting Brazil for Carnival celebrations can learn a few basic moves thanks to the patience of dancing duo Nete Vieira and her husband Naldi. They teach the basics of rhythmic bouncing, marching and arm waving that will help newcomers have fun, and feel less intimidated, while joining the raucous parties that crowd the streets of Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Adriana Gomez)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There is a self-deprecating phrase Brazilians with poor dancing skills use to explain their awkwardness at the parades during Carnival: I samba like a foreigner.

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