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What is the Rumba?
The Rumba is a set of musical rhythms of Cuba of African origin and style. It is also a popular Latin dance known worldwide for being included in the ballroom dance in the category Latin-American dances. The five Latin dances, Rumba has the pace slower and more emphasizes body movement that the movements of the feet.
The Rumba was influenced by Spanish and Africans; However, its development was produced in Cuba. He had his evolution in Havana in the 19th century, with African slaves who had been imported. At that time, the dance was mainly display and not participation. It is said that the Rumba was a way to imitate the movement of the animals of corral, with the fixed level of shoulders representing slaves carrying heavy loads.
Even so, the Rumba is most recognized as a dance of love and sensuality, in which the woman tempts man with her charms. There are also those who claim that the Rumba is rather sexual, in which man moves in a way sensual and aggressive, with pronounced movements of your hips, while the woman responds defensively. Despite all these beliefs, the Rumba is the most sensual dance within the Latin ballroom dances.
Movements and the ballroom Rumba music originate, as well as the Mambo and Salsa of the rhythm of. In 1930, the rhythm, known as Rumba, was introduced in the halls of dance in America and Europe. At that time, the pace was case twice faster than the of the current ballroom Rumba. The London dance teacher was Monsieur Pierre and his partner Lavelle, who carried various styles of Cuban dance to Europe, after several visits. In 1955, Cuban Rumba was named as the official version of the Rumba.
Some points that are evaluated in a competition of ballroom Rumba include the interaction of the couple (since it is a dance of love), a direct walk and strong, many slow changes of bodily form, alternating movements of the hips, never stepping on the heel, the Cucaracha step (rolling to the right or to the left and then replace and close), among others.