Thanks to Yotam Sagiv for assistance in writing this.
Introduction: A Newcomer level move for Samba.
Frame: Latin. Count: 1 a 2 3 a 4
Leaders and Followers: Leaders and Followers mirror each other.

Instructor & Follower Instructions
Stationary Samba walks are often used to set up Traveling Voltas. They're are not actually danced in typical Latin frame. Rather, you should be holding your partner's hands at roughly head height (your right to her left, your left to her right). Your feet should be together on the odd beats (1, 3, 5, 7).
1. On 1, shift your weight to your left foot. You can accentuate this by locking your knees together and swinging them to the left.
2. On a, step back with your right foot. This is a partial weight transfer, so the heel of this foot shouldn't drop completely. As far as the hip movement goes, your hip should be "opening" to the right.
3. On 2, replace weight on your left foot.
4. On 3, bring your feet together and shift weight to your right foot, accentuating the movement as before.
5. Repeat steps 2-3 using the appropriate feet.

Tips and Tricks
  • Don't Stay Steady: One drawback to executing this move is that Samba is usually a moving dance. This move has you staying steady in one place. Therefore, executing this move too many times in a row can result in couples crashing into you. And if they do crash, keep your hold strong and don't let them break your frame.
  • Palms Up, Palms Down: Rather than a completely vertical hand-to-hand connection, the Leader's palms should be facing more up an the Follower's palms facing more down. This allows you to retain the connection you want while avoiding a direct clash of palms.

Advanced Concepts
  • Connection: Stationary Sambas are an easy example to see Latin connection. When your feet are together, you and your partner should be close, arms bent at the elbows. When stepping back with a foot, you achieve this by pushing off of your partner via the palms. When coming back with feet together, you use that same connection to assist.