Cumbia is a Latin dance that bears a strong resemblance to Nightclub Two Step.


» Basic
» Flip Flops

Spot Turns
» Follow's Spot Turn
» Lead's Spot Turn

Flip Turns (Half Turns)
» Right Half Turn
» Left Half Turn

Triple Turns
» Triple Outside Turn
» Triple Inside Turn


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

Related Dances

Nightclub Two Step

All variations in Nightclub Two Step can be adapted into Cumbia, and vice versa.

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For more dance descriptions, see our three books on dancing:
The Book of Mixers: 100 Easy-Teach Dances for Getting Acquainted (2022) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge,
Cross-Step Waltz: A Dancer's Guide (2019) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge, and
Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living (2013) by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.

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