Rumba

(Rhumba)



Variations

Basics
» Box
» Turning Box

Break Steps
» Fall Away Breaks (Flip Flops)
» Crossover Breaks
» Parallel Breaks

Turns
» Outside Turn
» Inside Turn
» Spot Turn
» Swing Moves: Waist Slide
» Swing Moves: Inside Turn

Cuban Walks (One Step)
» Cuban Walks
» Rueda (Pomander Turn)
» Rueda, Outside Turn
» Rueda, Inside Turn

Rocking Steps
» Molinete

Transitions
» Transition to Club Two Step
» Transition to Cross-Step Foxtrot
» Transition to Mambo (QQS)
» Transition to Mambo (SQQ)
» Transition to Social Tango


Music

Here are a few of our favorite Rumba tunes, arranged by tempo.



Box Fox and Box Waltz

All variations in Box Fox and Box Waltz can be adapted into Rumba, and vice versa.


Nightclub Two Step, Cross-Step Foxtrot, Mambo, One Step, and Social Tango

All variations in Nightclub Two Step, Cross-Step Foxtrot, Mambo, One-Step, and Social Tango can also be adapted into Rumba, using the transitions above.



If you or your community is interested in learning Rumba, .


For more, including descriptions of 25 different waltzes and hundreds of variations thereof, see Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living a book by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.


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