Re: Rumba Count Posted by LuvLatin 3/19/2007 6:29:00 PM
For one who doesn` t do the American Style and trying to make sense out of it. To me it is how you start off. If you use S Q Q . it means you are doing the Slow on the RF to the side and continue. If you are using Q Q S. It probably means your first step is a Front Basic on the LF for a Q and continue. Whichever way you are taught the Slow will have Two beats and the Quicks One beat. I hope this is clear.In the International Style on a Basic the first step forward LF is on beat two. So we have step one on beat two. Thus we have the count of 2 3 (4 1). Not knowing the other styles there is a possibility you are dancing (3 4). 1 2. Which to us is out of time with the music. Finely. If you were into a Sequence Rumbas, there are many of them, The Queen of Hearts is one. They all start LF forward on beat one. Whichever way, we have Two legs Four Beats . Three Steps and One hip movement.