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« on: May 04, 2009, 10:33:54 AM »

Ah, the dance of romance... It's a good dance for beginners to start with, and it's a great dance when advanced dancers do it well. 
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009, 10:36:06 AM »

Yeah I guess ... maybe because I do not do latin as of yet ... I really dislike this dance. to slow for me. AND many times even seeing it danced well bothers me because so many dancers have not (for my own liking that is) emoted the feeling I would like to see in a rumba.

As far as dancing it, I do find it difficult to stay on timing. But again, I am not actively working on this particular dance at the moment.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2009, 10:36:50 AM »

Try American Rumba ED - it's a bit faster.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2009, 10:37:45 AM »

Try American Rumba ED - it's a bit faster.

do not like rumba period. LOL especially dislike rhythm.
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2009, 09:02:15 AM »

Oh I love Rumba, if you really get into the music, again is is in the leg action but it is such an intense romantic dance. Great Hip action is required, I too have not done too much but still love to do it socially.

What is the most important thing to focus on in this dance?
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2009, 09:31:33 AM »


What is the most important thing to focus on in this dance?

The thing my instructor focuses on with me the most is keeping all of the motions and actions fairly crisp and definite.  Not staccato, like tango, but not "flow-y" either.  In particular, holding the leg lines on the slows -- there is some body motion that continues through the slow, but the feet should be stationary and the legs should not move any more than necessary to accommodate the body movement.  Because I also dance bolero, my instructor often reminds me of it in terms of drawing a line between rumba and bolero -- if, for example, I sway through a cross-body lead rather than remaining vertical and using the hips, she'll say, "you boleroed that."   Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2009, 10:20:00 AM »

thanks for that ..I will give that a try....I am sure it will take a while to get the hang of that.
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2009, 11:00:01 AM »

I'm still working on it myself.  I find that the back side of the box is harder than the front side for some reason; I get my hip motion screwed up as I'm transitioning from the slow to the quicks.  By the way: do you dance rumba SQQ or QQS?
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2009, 12:59:14 PM »

She's in Australia, cornutt--she would dance it International.  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2009, 06:17:23 PM »

Don't they dance some American style there?  Anyway, she's probably asleep right now.   Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2009, 09:06:48 PM »

She's in Australia, cornutt--she would dance it International.  Wink

You are correct Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2009, 09:09:47 PM »

Don't they dance some American style there?  Anyway, she's probably asleep right now.   Cheesy

Yes I was sound aleep in my bed and my ears were not ringing either Smiley...No American style that I know of..not at the dance schools....perhaps via cer rock?
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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2009, 09:24:45 PM »

When we first started, we were taught to dance it with International timing -- apparently that's the way FA used to teach it (our studio owners were once FA franchise owners).  When they decided to adopt the DVIDA syllabus, they switched us all to American timing.  Having done both, I honestly like American timing better for most of the music that rumba is danced to today.

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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2009, 11:28:27 PM »

perhaps you can find a clip that shows what that looks like?
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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2009, 02:41:54 AM »

do not like rumba period. LOL especially dislike rhythm.
Really odd...it is the same rhythm as bolero (plus one beat) and cha (less one beat). Also, you might find interesting, because of your earlier comment about it being too slow, that the original rumba was a courtship dance; danced quite a bit quicker than either of the ballroom styles, and with different footwork (steps).
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