Rumba Instructional Video
Rumba is similar to Waltz and other box step dances, but it uses 4/4 timing instead of the 3/4 timing found in Waltz. It is done to music with a slow tempo and emphasizes on hip movements (what we call Cuban motion).
Three basic steps are made in one measure of music. Basic step is a pattern of two quick side steps and a slow step. Steps are taken on beats 2, 3, and 4.
In the following video, Louis and irina will show you the basic box step and explain the rhythm of the dance.