Feb
28

Sexy and Beautiful Rumba Walk

By yeuca

 I hope you had a sweet Valentine’s Day and could show off a hot Rumba at the Valentine’s Day Dance.  If you didn’t, keep reading.

Do you fit any of these descriptions?

You’ve got hip action all right.

You like to dance Rumba.

You know Rumba steps.

Any yet, you don’t look as good as you should and want. 

Whether or not you share the sentiments, it may be time to review how you dance the Rumba.  You may be thinking that you should look great in Latin dance as long as you have the hip action.  Beginners especially place such a big deal on hip action in Latin dance and pay very little attention to Rumba walk.  The hip action happens on the count, AND then how about the rest of the counts on 2, 3 and 4?  Yes, no hip action is produced and then what are you supposed to be doing?  That’s when you do Rumba walking.

Rumba walk is hot!  If you walk with the repetition of heel, toe-footwork, you will never produce sexy and beautiful Rumba walk.  Rumba walk is very complicated because there are so many elements you need to apply and demonstrate at the same time.  All the movements make sense eventually, but feel odd at first.  You may be losing your balance, speed, contrast and all the characteristics of Rumba if your Rumba walk is not executed in a right manner.  Even the hip action is just the result of the execution of the good Rumba walk but not for making you look sexy.

Incorporate the following exercise.  Stand side by side, holding your partner’s hand.  Start with the same foot and just Rumba walk until you reach where you want to dance the Rumba.  This Rumba walk should be the opening choreography and attract your audience’s attention right away.  If not, you still need to practice the Rumba walk more.  Please remember that this exercise should be done after receiving precise instructions from your coach.  All your efforts will go down the drain if you have no idea what Rumba walk is all about.  Knowledge is gold along with good coaching that will enable you to Rumba walk like a pro.

Once you acquire this muscular memory, you can learn steps, styling and choreography.  Most people learn the other way around.  One thing I can tell you is this.  You may forget the fancy steps, styling and choreography if you don’t dance for a long time, but it is not easy to lose your muscular memory.  Take the example of the process of learning how to ride a bicycle. 

I can hardly wait to see if your Rumba is sexy and beautiful AND HOT in 2013!

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