How to Rumba – Class 004 – Beginner Moves

We demonstrate three easy-to-follow moves for you to learn each week, including lead-and-follow instructions and timing. You will become more confident and proficient as you build up the number of moves you know.

To many people Rumba is considered to be the most sensual and passionate dance of the 10-dances. It is the slowest of the International style Latin dances, is complex and includes many different hip and figure-of-eight body movements. Rumba came to the United States from Latin America in the 1920’s and became popular at cabarets during prohibition.

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Rumba Basic Moves – Closed Basic Movement, Basic Movement to Natural Top, Closed Hip Twist, Alemana Turn

LEVEL: Beginner
STYLE: Rumba
This variation combines the normal basic movement at the beginning followed by a strong rotation right during steps 1 – 3 of Closed Basic Movement into the Natural Top, this turn moves the lady forward towards the man creating a closer connection. The steps of the Natural Top can be repeated for two more bars of music. Lead the lady to the right side of the body to get the necessary lead into the Closed Hip Twist, notice the change of hold in order to pass the lady into the twist action and then to pass in front of the body into Fan Position.

Rumba Week 004 Class – Videos

Dance lessons are delivered by two video tutorials for each class. One video demonstrates three moves, and one shows how to put those moves together in a dance to music. (This class is for members – please Join the Site for access to all the classes).


Example of how to put the 3 moves together to make a dance. Music was by DJ Ice “Lose You To Love Me” if you want to play the tune to dance to and practice. (There is no sound due to copyright).

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