International Latin Rumba

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International Latin Rumba
Brief Description
The literal translation of Rumba is Party. Rumba is 
a slow, seductive, sensual dance. Danced at 25 - 27 
Bars or 100 - 108 Beats per minute. Like the 
Cha Cha Cha, Rumba is danced on the second 
beat of the bar. Unlike the Cha Cha Cha 
there is not a chase but a pause. This pause allows
 you to take your hip to the side. Described 
as the dance of love it is easy to see why. 
The Rumba is the slowest of the latin dances. It is 
based on the age-old story of the woman’s attempts 
to attract, reject and ultimately dominate the man 
of her choice! It is a popular dance much in use at 
social dances and again tends to be a dance that 
is taught early on to beginners.  A good example of 
the feeling of the Rumba can be seen in the film 
‘ Shall We Dance’, starring Richard Gere and 
Jennifer Lopez.
Time Signature - 4/4 (4 Beats to 1 Bar)
25 - 27 Bars Per Minute 
Basic Rhythm
Accented Second and Fourth Beat 
(Second Slight - Fourth Stronger) (Percussive Accent) 
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Music Style
Slow Latin Ballad
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