The RUMBA dance

There are a wide range of Latin dances that originated in Latin America and Cuba. Some of these famous dances are Tango, Samba, Cha-cha-cha, Salsa, Mambo, Rumba, danza, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, Tumba, and Bolero. When you say Latin dance, it might mean two things, depending on how it is used as reference to social or ballroom dance.

For now, we will be focusing with the Latin dance, called RUMBA. It is thought that the Rumba dance has two meanings in it. It is cited as a Cuban event with an African style and it is said that the most widely used rumba version is known as guaguanco. But this is the old-style rumba.

The Rumba dance is also famous in ballroom dances and other international dance competitions. It is basically a social dance that derives its movements and music with what they call the son music, in which the structure and elements of Spanish canciĆ³n and the Spanish guitar with African rhythms and percussion instruments are combined.

It is said that the Afro-Cuban Rumba is different from that of the ballroom rumba version. The modern style of dancing rumba is derived from studies of Cuba by international teachers. It is known to be the slowest dance among the established five Latin dances in the international competitions.

The bolero-son is the old Cuban musical rhythm that is used to accompany the Rumba dance. It is a very classy but sexy dance that includes swaying of the hips while standing over one leg though it is executed in a slow movement that gives emphasis to swaying of the body.

The Rumba dance became popular in the 1930s even up to now with its complex scoring game in international Latin dance competitions.

The video below will be featuring how the Rumba dance is executed. It takes a lot of practice to learn how t dance the Rumba way. It takes a lot of sexy hips swaying with the slow music accompaniment.

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