RUMBA - bronze beginning to intermediate 2.19.10

Section 1
Basic movement (Partial weight to full weight, bent leg to strait, relax hip, roll ball to heel)
Rock steps are QQ: back, side, front
Good General Rule: L's L side rock followed by Fwd slow to box
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dance position (elbows closer than waltz)
timing (slow and quick quick, slow and quick quick)
alternative timing (side together, then as above)
Box step
Extended box to open break (L's R side step slow, then back break to open)
Lady's under arm paddle turn (outside turn, L back break while F walks))
Fallaway breaks (back breaks: QQ)

Arthur Murray Style: begin box with Leader fwd slow on 1
Fred Astaire Style: begin box with Leader L side-together quick-quick

(Many dancers feel that either style should begin on 78, same as typical rumba music rhythm)


QQ - S Step variations beyond the box that we will use:
* Back Rock - Side      
* Front Rock - Side     
* Side Together - Side     
* Side Together - In Place (Cucaracha)
* Walk Walk - Walk (Forward or back, Cuban Walks)
* RS - Walk (Habanera or rocking Cuban Walks)

Section 1 Sequence
Extended box to open break (L&F: side step slow, then back break to open, L has one extra back break)
Lady's under arm paddle turn (outside turn, F walks)
Fallaway breaks (back breaks, ie. Rocking steps: QQ) Return directly to box on 781

Section 2 Sequence (from box pattern)
Cross body lead after 1st ½ box, 4:L back out of way to 90 degree position
       L Cucaracha (side rock) then cross in fronton the slow with L's L to make space.
       F steps fwd QQS and pivot (late weight change on 1)
       (If F steps forward on 1, she will cross as she pivots. If F crosses on 1, she will uncross as she pivots.)
Open Cuban walks, wide one hand connection (L: Backwards, F walks around L)
Closed Cucarachas (side rocks QQ, collect on slow, end with fwd slow to fwd box on 1)

Section 3 Sequence (all in closed position)
Closed Cucarachas
Promenade twist walks: F walks around L) VAR: L & F twist walk forward in promenade
(From L's R cucaracha, open 5 with step fwd 7 slow , F twists, not L, walks, not rocks)
Outside roll & open break (F's 2OT to 1H)
L-R Peak-a-boo breaks (quite similar to enchuflas - from L&F back break)
Forward breaking steps into box (Cuban Walk, L's FWD rocking steps: do not replace. step forward on 1 & 5)

Section 4 Sequence (from box pattern)
Open break, inside pick-up & back spot turn (grapevine R couples pivot) w/spin whip ending (texas tommy OT)
SH open break, F's IT to end on L's left side for L's head loop pick-up (media sombrero)
F (fwd) around L (bkwd) Cuban walks in wide promenade
Switch lady from L's left side to L's right side for Fallway breaks

Section 5 Sequence (from box pattern) intermediate patterns - rondes, leans, dips
SH on 5, open break to 2SH on 1. Lady's under arm turns (under each hand) to Rondé
(L push, hands low, then cross over with L foot)
Man's cut-in with lady's inside roll to man's head loop (L drop RH after head loop)
Fallaway (back break) rock, lady's spiral & left roll to sweetheart (cuddle/cradle) swivels
Roll out on QQ to open crescendo, roll into lean (stop F with L's LH,
then flip to layout back dip (bring F on step forward, place her RH on L's waist.
L supports F with L's LH on F's upper right arm. L faces to L's L, L shoulder back.

Section 6
New Yorkers (same timing as fallaways), exit free spin or F's OT


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