Rumba is also called the “ballroom-rumba”. It’s common to see dancers performing this dance in social dance and in international competitions.
Ballroom Rumba originated from a Cuban rhythm and dance, called the Bolero-Son. The international style was make popular by the descendants of African slaves of Cuba during the pre-revolutionary period and then derived from studies of dance in Cuba.
Its tantalizing rhythm first came to dancers of the United Sates in the early 1930s, and is still one of the most popular social dances. The Rumba is characterized by a heavy walking step and a smooth, subtle hip motion.
The Rumba steps are a compact dance, danced in place. This dance is not danced with the same body contact that is used in smooth-style dances. However, there may be times when the partnership looks and feels more attractive when a closer contact is felt. The hips moving in a smooth and subtle movement is characteristic of the Rumba.
Benefits of Rumba Lessons:
- It’s a great cardio workout that tones and strengthens your lower body
- Dance classes are a great way to meet new people and make new friends
- Dancing as been shown to be a great workout for your brain and relieve stress
- Your self-esteem and confidence will get a boost
Take a look at some Fred Astaire students Rumba dancing:
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