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Rumba basic steps – Learn the Side Basic Step in Rumba

by Leon Turetsky · 5 comments

Rumba-side-basic-snapshot-sThis is the first of the basic Rumba steps – the Side basic step! This the easiest of all the Rumba basic steps and often called the baby step of the Rumba. You should have no problems getting it quickly.

Move: The side basic step
Level: Absolute Beginner

The Box Step – Rumba Lesson
Cuban Motion Part 1 – General Overview
Cuban Motion Part 2 – Feet & Legs
Cuban Motion Part 3 – Hips & Body Action
Other Rumba dance lessons

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

dom October 1, 2011 at 12:41 pm

do you have a way to make the hip? move like you? any special power, strength for that move?

Leon October 1, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Yes of course there is a technique for moving the hips and body. In Rumba we have something called Cuban motion. I have done 3 videos covering “Cuban motion” which explains the hip and body action better. They are listed under Technique & Styling here:

Peter Weiler August 17, 2013 at 6:35 pm

What is the title/song for the music for this lesson, please? (It’s nice and slow for beginners.)

Leon Turetsky August 18, 2013 at 9:14 am

Hi Peter,

We made this video a while back. I actually can’t remember what the name of that Rumba song is! Sorry, If I remember I’ll post it here.

douglas b meckley December 1, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Mondo Bongo
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros

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