The 4 free Rumba beginner dance steps below will give you a great foundation to get started with this dance. Each video will break down everything you need to master it. Pay a special attention to the end where the teacher, Leon gives lots of useful Technique tips. These videos are produced by Passion4dancing.com. Check out their Online Latin and Ballroom lessons where you can watch high quality video lessons.
FREE Beginner Rumba mini-video course:
Introduction to the timing of Rumba:
First of all, before you can dance you need to understand how to count the Rumba. The way you count it is “Slow, Quick, Quick” – Where the Slow gets 2 beats and each Quick is 1 beat. Make sure to hold the slows to ensure that you stay on time with the music and your partner.
Lesson #1: The side basic step:
This is the most basic step of the Rumba. It consists of 6 steps total. Start by stepping to the side and then bring the leg to close and then make 2 changes of weight in place. Repeat on the other side.
Ballroom dance course Vol 1 (Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing)
Learn 3 popular Ballroom dances in this beginner level course: Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing. You will learn 8 moves in each of the dances so that you can use them right away at dance parties, weddings and any other social events. These dances are the American rhythm style which are perfect for social dancing. No experience needed. Watch online or download to your computer.
Lesson #2: The Box Step:
This is the basic step that most dancers use in order to get in and out of moves. Imagine you have a box in front of you, now just step on the corners of the box. Make sure you change weight every time.
Lesson #3: Slow underarm turn in Rumba:
In this video Leon will teach you how to do a 6-step underarm turn – aka slow underarm turn in the Rumba. The guy’s steps are simple, just 2 full box steps. The ladies need to do 4 rumba walks followed by a side and close steps. This step is great because it opens the Rumba up and allows for lots of styling for the ladies.
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