Afro-Cuban Master Dance (Rumba)

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  • Date:
  • Price:
    £14 per class | Book all 4 classes at the same time for £50
  • Venue:
    The Academy, Woolwich Works
  • Age Guidance:
    Ages 18+

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Rumba - The Real Cuban Street Dance:

Rumba is a secular genre of Cuban music involving dance, percussion and song from African and Spanish influences. It originated in the northern regions of Cuba, mainly in urban Havana and Matanzas during the late 19th century. It is based on African music and dance traditions, namely Abakuá and Yuka, and the Spanish-based 'coros de clave'.

In this class, you will learn about the history, styles, and musical performance, along with the traditional movements, body language, gestures and mannerisms that distinguish Rumba as a secular dance representing Cuba’s street life.



Class 1

Mon 7 Nov

Rumba: an introduction

  • Arms, shoulders and body coordination exercises
  • Basic steps + short routine

Class 2

Mon 14 Nov

Rumba recap

  • Recap Rumba basic steps
  • New basic steps + variations

Class 3

Mon 21 Nov
(7.30 pm)


  • Recap Rumba basic steps 1/2
  • New basic steps + variations

Class 4

Mon 28 Nov
(7.30 pm)


  • Recap basic steps 1/2/3
  • Combining all basic dance steps

Event Info

Afro-Cuban Master Dance (Rumba)

Event information

  • Running Time:
    1 hour | Class ends at 8:30pm
  • Latecomers Policy:
    Please arrive in time for a prompt start
  • Other Event Info 2:
    Book all 4 classes at the same time for £50

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