sensual, cat-like, slow, sexy, Cuba, beach, hot, romantic, steamy
Beats per bar: 4
26-32 bars per minute
Basic Count - SQQ
Rumba feels great to dance to because, like the Waltz, the timed dance steps fit evenly into 4 beat bars of music. A full Rumba basic takes 2 bars of music. It is sometimes helpful to count 12345678.
Music & History
The best Rumba music is slow, heavy with rhythm and very sexy. Rumba is the Latin dance of love, (that can develop into a dance of lust quite quickly!) and the slow, heavy rhythm is perfect for a lady to seduce and tease her man, but deny him when he gets too close!
- Follow Me -- Uncle Kracker
- Kokomo -- Beach Boys
- Girl from Ipanema -- Frank Sinatra