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How To Dance the Rumba

Watch more Ballroom Dancing 101 videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Perform the Cuban rumba dance using the steps described here. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Bend your knees Bend your knees and relax your shoulders. Tip The rumba can be performed as a couples dance, as a competitive flirtation between male and female dancers; or as a fast athletic solo by male dancers. Step 2: Step to the side Step to one side, and then back to the center. Then step to the other side and back to the center. Tip Keep your weight on the side of your body that you step out from. Step 3: Move your hips Move your hips in the direction that you step out in, and then bring them back to center. Step 4: Use your arms Move your opposing arm toward the outer foot as you step out, and then bring it back to the center as you move the foot in. Twist toward the outer arm when it is outstretched. Step 5: Combine these elements Bring all of these elements together and start dancing. Did You Know? Bandleader Xavier Cugat, known as the "rumba king," is credited with popularizing the rumba in the U.S. in the 1930s.
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