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Narberth: 913 Montgomery Ave.
Narberth, PA 19072-1501
Phone: 610-668-8870610-668-8870

Paoli: 20 West Lancaster Ave.
Paoli, PA 19301
Phone: 610-993-9305610-993-9305

The Rumba will sharpen your sense of rhythm, timing and muscular control.


The Rumba was at the beginning of the Cuban and Latin American dance crazes. Danced to music inspired by African rhythms and Spanish melodies, the Americanized Rumba was the basis for the Mambo and Cha Cha in the United States. Rumba rhythms have found their way into Country Western, Blues, Rock & Roll and other popular forms of music.


Rumba music is usually written in 4/4 time and may be played over a wide variety of tempos. Often in rumba music there may be an underlying pulsation of & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4. The basic step in Rumba is counted Slow, Quick, Quick (SQQ).


The distinctive hip movement of Rumba, called the Cuban Motion, is one of the most important elements of this dance. Introduced in the Rumba, it is an important styling element in a number of popular Latin American dances.

Teaching Elements

  • Rumba Breaks
Smooth controlled rocks in ail directions
  • Rumba Turns
Develop momentum control, weight off heels
  • Footwork
Teach smooth staccato interpretation
  • Control
Concentrate on acute & accurate sense of timing
  • Arm Styling
Accent complete freedom in all rhythmic expression
  • Latin Posture
Brace towards partner for better presentation
  • Compare Contrast
Waltz, Cha Cha, Mambo

Rumba songs and artists include:

And I Love Her — The Beatles
It’s Now or Never — Elvis Presley
Besame Mucho — Xavier Cugat
Neon Moon — Brooks and Dunn
Under The Boardwalk — The Drifters



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    Arthur Murray Dance Studio
    Arthur Murray Dance Centers Narberth:
    913 Montgomery Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072-1501
    | Phone: 610-668-8870610-668-8870 | Fax: 610-668-8872
    20 West Lancaster Avenue, Paoli, PA 19301
    | Phone: 610-993-9305610-993-9305
    Business Hours: Monday – Friday: 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM