The Rumba is a sexy, romantic dance originating from the Cuban Son in which the lady seduces the man through her beautiful leg action. This course covers the International-style version of Rumba, which is recognized worldwide.
This Intermediate Rumba video dance course is the exact same program we teach in our dynamic live group classes. A comprehensive three-hour program, your lessons are broken down into different parts to make it easier for you to learn.
Rumba steps are similar in structure to those in Cha Cha, but the music is slower and, instead of the Cha Cha Chasse, there is only one side step with a holding of beat number 1.
Most of the step patterns we cover in this routine are the same ones taught in the technical manuals used by dance teachers around the world. No matter where you travel in the world, dancers will be familiar with these patterns. We have added a couple of open-level variations to keep things interesting.
Rather than teaching a routine, we focus on “groups” of step patterns. The reason is that when people learn a routine they quickly fall into a pattern where they only dance the routine the same way every time, which is not only boring but limits your ability to improvise and explore everything ballroom dancing represents.
Throughout the video, we cover common issues that we see in teaching and in watching social dancers, providing useful insights to help you dance a more technically accurate and enjoyable Cha Cha, yet without the burden of too much technique.
What makes this program different from others is that we don’t just show you the figures in isolation, but in sets of step groupings so that you can see how each figure can be used in a sequence with others. This helps you to better understand each figure, and gives you insight and experience in finding new ways to combine figures in different ways as you dance.