Rumba

(Rhumba)



Introduction

Rumba is a Latin dance that gained popularity around the world in the 1930s, and has been danced continuously ever since.


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.


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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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