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Genre: Latin Ballroom dance
Time of origin: 1980s
Country of origin: Pará, Brazil

The Lambada is a dance performed in Dancing with the Stars.

The dance originated from Brazil and became popular in the 1980s, and was even advertised in the 1990 New Year ball drop.

The dance was only performed in Season 9.


Three couples performed this dance on Week 4 in Season 9: Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff, Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough, and Mýa and Dmitry Chaplin. This was one of four dances introduced that week, albeit also exclusive to it.


  • Mýa and Joanna got high scores, a 28 and a 26 respectively, while albeit Aaron was also consistent in receiving high scores such a 27 in Week 2, he only managed to get an 18 for his own Lambada and even landed in the bottom two, but stayed over Chuck Liddell. He even stayed another four weeks and received a 29 in Week 7. Everyone that danced the Lambada won the relay in Week 1 receiving 10 points, the most. Donny & Kym were the only couple to win the Week 1 relay but not perform the Lambada.