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.
Mon 7 Nov
Rumba: an introduction
Mon 14 Nov
Mon 21 Nov
Mon 28 Nov