The 3 free beginner Rumba 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.
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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.
Rumba Lesson #1: The Box Step:
This is the basic step that most dancers use in order to get in and out of Rumba 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.
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Rumba Lesson #2: 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.
Rumba Lesson #3: Crossover breaks:
This move is a really fancy one and it opens things up quite a bit. In this step both partner will open up to right and left and extend their arms to create a “crossover” Rumba step. You can easily get into this move from the box step you learned above. Have fun with it!
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