Re: Rumba Count Posted by Luv2Latin. 3/16/2007 7:46:00 PM
I`m not with some of you guys there. In the International Style Rumba Basic there are three steps to four beats. If you listen to a correctly played Rumba in between each beat there is another which makes eight in all. The steps are taken on the solid beats two three four . One is a settling of the hip. The in between beats belong to the hips, like a conection between the 2 and 3 and 4 and 1 and. There is your eight. This is really getting into it. Ask the average person in a correctly played Rumba. On which beat is the predominant percusive beat. Its not one, neither is it two. It is the fourth beat with the music. A good one to listen to is Chris De Burgh`s The Lady in Red. Something else to look for. In a major competition take note of the setup for the man or the lady in the Rumba or Cha. It is not with the feet square and apart rolling over on beat one. Nobody there would do it that way.