For couples, we have Samba de Gafieira and Forró, Samba the uses the samba steps of the single dance and adjust for couples. If you know samba you are halfway to Samba de Gafieira. Forró is a dance that originated on the northeast side of Brazil and could be considered a couple of country dance.
SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA
Samba Gafieira was developed in Rio de Janeiro on the XX Century originated from the Maxixe Dance, and under the influence or Rio de Janeiro urban rhythms like e chorinhos, maxixes, polcas, valsas and sambas. It was mainly danced on Cabaret later on moved to ballroom nightclubs.
Originated in the northeast of Brazil in the XIX century, Forró was a country dance. The music, it is based on a combination of three instruments Accordion, Zabumba and Triangle. The forró music includes Baião, Xote, Coco and more, Now not only the musical formation has involved, but also the dance. Forró now has been spread all over the world as well as in the United States.