Re: Rumba Count Posted by Anonymous 3/19/2007 10:51:00 PM
"Not in a competition, but we can do a Rumba to some tunes that are actually Foxtrots. It shouldn t be difficult even for a beginner to pick out the beats and link the 4 with the 1. Personally i would never count in slows and quicks. It is fine for the absolute basics. But after that it wont work."
Sure, you can force anything to work, but characteristic american rumba music does not really suggest the 4-1 timing of international rumba. Instead, it suggests the half-measure aligned timing of american rumba.
Wheras foxtrot does having something aking to the 4-1 holdover...