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Rumba Variation #2 (3:52)
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Rumba Combination (2:14)
All 4 Rumba variations shown together.

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STYLE:
American Style Rumba

LEVEL:
Beginning to Intermediate

DESCRIPTION:
Box with Inside Underarm Turn, Open Break to Lady's Curl, Lady's Walks Around Man, Opening Out, Swivels, Open Left Turn O.P. to Progressive Cuban Rocks, Basic Box Ending.

STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed facing position.
 
1SlowLeft foot forward. 
 
2QuickRight foot side.Release right hand from lady's back and begin to lead her to turn to her left under riased LH-RH hold. 
3QuickClose left foot to right foot.Continue leading lady to turn under raised hand. 
4SlowRight foot side.Lower left hand to waist level at completion of lady's turn. 
 
5QuickLeft foot back, away from partner. 
6QuickReplace weight to right foot.Begin to turn to right. Lift left hand, preparing to lead lady to turn under raised LH-RH hold. 
7SlowLeft foot side.1/4 turn to right between 6-7. Take left hand over lady's head, leading her to turn to her left, then lower left hand to waist level. Begin to extend right arm upward to allow lady to pass behind your back. 
 
8QuickRight foot side & slightly back.3/8 turn to left between 7-8. Using your left hand, place lady's right hand on your waist, then release hand hold. Lower right arm and extend left arm upward to allow lady to pass from behind your left side. 
9QuickLeft foot side.No turn. Place right hand on lady's back and lower left arm. 
10SlowRight foot forward in CBMP, outside partner on lady's right side.1/8 turn to right between 9-10. Take lady's right hand in your left hand and end in close facing position with lady slightly offset to your right side. 
 
11QuickLeft foot side in cross-body position.1/4 turn to right between 10-11. Extend arms slightly rightward, leading lady to step back into cross-body position. 
12QuickTransfer weight to right foot.Retract arms to normal closed position dance hold, leading lady to swivel to her left. 
13SlowTransfer weight towards left foot.Lead lady to swivel to her right. 
 
14QuickTransfer weight towards right foot.Lead lady to swivel to her left. 
15QuickTransfer weight towards left foot.Lead lady to swivel to her right. 
16SlowTransfer weight towards right foot.Lead lady to swivel to her left. 
 
17QuickTransfer weight towards left foot.Lead lady to swivel to her right. 
18QuickTransfer weight towards right foot.Lead lady to swivel to her left. 
19SlowTransfer weight completely to left foot.1/8 turn to right, leading lady to swivel to her right. 
 
20QuickRight foot back in CBMP (partner outside).Begin to turn to left. 
21QuickLeft foot side & slightly forward.1/4 turn to left between 20-21. 
22SlowRight foot forward in CBMP, outside partner. 
 
23QuickLeft foot forward.Begin to turn to left. 
24QuickTransfer weight back to right foot.Continue turning to left. 
25SlowTransfer weight forward to left foot.Continue turning to left. 
 
26QuickRight foot side.None, or up to 1/2 turn to left over 23-26. 
27QuickClose left foot to right foot. 
28SlowRight foot back.Begin to turn to left. 
 
29QuickLeft foot side.Continue turning to left. 
30QuickClose right foot to left foot.Up to 1/4 turn to left over 28-30. 
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed facing position.
 
1SlowRight foot back. 
 
2QuickLeft foot side with toe turned out.Release left hand from man's shoulder and begin to turn to left under riased LH-RH hold. 
3QuickClose (or almost close) right foot to left foot.Continue turning to left under raised hand. 
4SlowLeft foot side.1 full turn to left over 2-4. Lower right hand to waist level at completion of turn. 
 
5QuickRight foot back, away from partner. 
6QuickReplace weight to left foot.Begin to turn to left, preparing to turn under raised LH-RH hold. 
7SlowRight foot forward, ended back.1/2 turn to left over 6-7. 
 
8QuickLeft foot forward, behind man's back, to end on his left side.1/8 turn to left between 7-8. Man will place your right hand on his waist. As you dance around his body, allow right hand to slide around his waist. 
9QuickRight foot forward in CBMP, in front of man towards his right side.1/4 turn to right between 8-9. 
10SlowLeft foot forward, towards man's right side.1/4 turn to right between 9-10. Place left hand on man's shoulder in normal hold. End in close facing position, slightly offset to man's right side. 
 
11QuickRight foot back in cross-body position.5/8 turn to right between 10-11. Extend arms forward slightly. 
12QuickReplace weight to left foot.Retract arms to normal closed position dance hold. 3/8 turn to left on left foot (body turns less). 
13SlowRight foot forward & slightly across left foot.3/8 turn to right on right foot (body turns less). 
 
14QuickLeft foot forward & slightly across right foot.3/8 turn to left on left foot (body turns less). 
15QuickRight foot forward & slightly across left foot.3/8 turn to right on right foot (body turns less). 
16SlowLeft foot forward & slightly across right foot.3/8 turn to left on left foot (body turns less). 
 
17QuickRight foot forward & slightly across left foot.3/8 turn to right on right foot (body turns less). 
18QuickLeft foot forward & slightly across right foot.3/8 turn to left on left foot (body turns less). 
19SlowRight foot forward & slightly across left foot.3/8 turn to right on right foot (body turns less). 
 
20QuickLeft foot forward in CBMP, outside partner.Begin to turn to left. 
21QuickRight foot side & slightly back.1/4 turn to left between 20-21. 
22SlowLeft foot back in CBMP (partner outside). 
 
23QuickRight foot back.Begin to turn to left. 
24QuickTransfer weight forward to left foot.Continue turning to left. 
25SlowTransfer weight back to right foot.Continue turning to left. 
 
26QuickLeft foot side.None, or up to 1/2 turn to left over 23-26. 
27QuickClose right foot to left foot. 
28SlowLeft foot forward.Begin to turn to left. 
 
29QuickRight foot side.Continue turning to left. 
30QuickClose left foot to right foot.Up to 1/4 turn to left over 28-30. 
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