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    a move used in samba (=a Brazilian dance of African origin) in which the two dancers turn together with their arms stretched out

    In the samba, ballroom dancing judges look for accuracy and passion in the volta (crossing in front of the body), the samba roll (moving the upper body in a circular motion while going through a six-step turn) and the botafogo (traveling walk that includes a direction change). Judges always look for outstretched arms and the distinctive climax of the samba where the dancers throw their heads back and their arms are splayed out to the side.

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