The International Rumba is the slowest of the five competitive international Latin dances. The ballroom rumba was derived from Cuban dance, and its slower rhythm allows for dancers to place more emphasis on the traditional Cuban action of the hips. The rumba is intended to be a romantic, emotional dance portraying a love story between the dancers.
Rumba is danced in social dance clubs, ballroom dance competitions, and performances such as Dancing with the Stars. Rumba is considered to be the dance of love, making it perfect to learn for a date night, anniversary, or wedding.
Ways to Learn Rumba at Arete Dance Center
Rumba is one of the ten dances we teach in our series group class program, along with Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Samba, Paso Doble, and Jive. We continue to teach the rumba through all of our series group classes as you move up the levels, giving more advanced routines and technique as you progress.
If you are just interested in learning the rumba on its own, we recommend a private lesson with one of our professional dance instructors.