Little steps: Dança do Passinho

Back in 2013, major news organizations caught wind of a new dance craze coming out of Rio de Janeiro, called the dança do passinho (translates into little steps). So far it seems to have had a positive impact on the youth in some of Rio's most notorious favelas (slums). As a mixture of hip hop/break dance, samba and frevo, the style is animated and energetic, like so many other dances from Brazil. 

Learn more and watch additional videos here:

The Guardian (May 2014)

BBC News (May 2013)

RTP Portugal (June 2014) (in Portuguese)