rumba (noun) 1: syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba syn: rhumba
2: a rhythmic syncopated Cuban folk dance in duple time
3: a ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance

As a ballroom dance it is a box step dance, somewhat like a relaxed version of the waltz with Cuban motion. It stays in the same area of the floor instead of following Line of Dance. The timing is slow-quick-quick to a 4 beat. Like the cha-cha-cha the fun comes from steps like the crossover or parallel breaks.

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