Among all the ballroom dances, Rumba stands the most profound with emotional content. A distinctive feature of the Rumba are seductive smooth moves, coupled with long strides. Contrast pronounces the sensual nature of dance and dramatic emotional content of the music creates a unique aesthetic effect.
Rumba was born at the junction of the African Santeria religious dances and dances of Spanish conquistadors in the poor neighborhoods of Cuba, where people gathered together on Saturday to dissolve in the dance for a while and forget about their troubles and sorrows.
In Rumba, there is an emotional play between man and woman, where attraction is the most important inside of the couple where the game of cat and mouse is played. It is no coincidence that the name stuck for the Rumba as the “dance of love”. Because of its temperament and expression, it has always fascinated the audience and all of its participants.
Immigrated to the United States, the Cuban rumba generated a new direction for the dance, the American Rumba. It is a more discreet version of the dance, both still danced regularly around the world.
Movement: stationary, smooth, extended with accents, sliding.
Mood: sensual, passionate, gentle, dare, seduction.
Scenario: love, affection, passion, flirtation.
Aura: gentle, romantic, emotional tension
Time signature: 4/4.
Beats per minute: 27-31.
Accent: at 1 and 3 (1 stronger) hit.
Rise and Fall: none