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


» Box
» Turning Box

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

» 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

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


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

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

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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