Rumba

History

The Rumba mostly evolved in Cuba in the 16th century with great influence from the African slaves. Although this Spanish/African mix is considered to be Cuban, versions of this dance were to be seen on other Caribbean islands and in Latin America generally. In the late 1920’s, such band leaders as Xavier Cugat introduced the Rumba into the U.S.A. In the 1930’s this dance became popular in London. This dance is built around the famous “Cuban Box”, and features “Cuban Motion”.



Characteristics

Ballroom Dance Descriptions