American Samba is part of the AM syllabus (incidentally, as is Peabody). I've seen AM people trying to add Samba and Peabody to the Rhythm and Smooth sections, respectively, of Wikipedia. They teach it at all their franchises in their bronze group classes with bastardized new names for the steps, e.g. IIRC samba basic = American caixo, side samba whisk = balancete, corta jaca = maxixe, etc. It's humorous though not as humorous as some of their invented smooth steps such as "The Kathyrn Murray Turn". They won't allow you to learn it until you're at least "Bronze II", in other words unless you've already sunk ~10K into the studio since you have to pay for Newcomer and Bronze I first. You would to have be an AM graduate and having attended one of their Superamas to appreciate the humor intrinsic in watching AM bronze students dance American Samba. I had the misfortune of being one of those bronze students for a year until I switched to a "real" coach who just came over from Russia, who promptly told me I don't know any samba and forced me to relearn the samba bounce from scratch, though thankfully I had the good sense to not tell her e.g. "oh I already know 'American caixo"".