The Rumba requires a few steps that can best be described as "walking." Do the Rumba walk with help from a ballroom dance instructor in this free video clip.
Hello, this is Nene Ortega with Nene Ortega Baila. Today, I'm going to demonstrate how to do the walk for the Rumba and my partner today is Phil Palmer. We are at the Star Ballroom in Pompano Beach, Florida. So, we're going to demonstrate how do we walk the Rumba and for this demonstration. We're going to be in an open position. Notice that the hand that he is giving me, offering me his hand, I'm just going to place my palm with his palm and we're going to start walking. We're going to go slow, quick, quick, slow, quick, quick, slow, quick, quick, slow and now we're going to do it in a closed position. We're going to walk the Rumba in a closed position. We're going to go slow, quick, quick, slow, quick, quick, forward, quick, quick, slow, quick, quick, slow and for the Latin dancing the Rumba, it's important to notice that for the leader and the follower there is the hip movement because there is one leg that is straight and the other one bent. So, as I straighten and bend the other knee, there is a hip movement. When we do the rock step either for the leader or the follower it is the same principle, one leg is straight and the other is bent creating the movement of the Rumba walk. And we're going to do it again one more time. We're going to go and slow notice the hip movement, quick, quick, go back, quick, quick, slow, quick, quick, slow. For you, Nene Ortega, how to do the Rumba walk.