American Rumba Beginner 1 Class

Starting Saturday November 17th 10am-10:45am

1532 Taraval Street San Francisco, CA 94116 / 415.752.5658


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Rumba the night away at Pick School of Ballroom Dancing to romantic and passionate music like:


At the Pick School of Ballroom Dancing Beginning American Rumba class you can learn how to lead or how to follow this romantic dance using dance moves like the box, ladies underarm turn and cross over breaks.

We think the Rumba came into popularity about 400 years ago when black slaves from Africa were imported to Cuba.

Originally a highly sensual pantomine meant to display the man as aggressive and sexual toward the woman who maintained a defensive attitude - the Rumba was continually suppressed by authorities who pronounced it "dangerous and vulgar".

Of course this only fueled the fire and the dance continued to grow popularity over the years into the sensual and dynamic dance we see today on "Dancing With The Stars".

We'll be learning the American Rumba in the beginning class and it is different than the International Rumba. The most important difference, other than their basic counts, is that in the American style the dancer steps onto a bent leg and in the international style a straight leg.

If you'd like to read more about the American Rumba and its beginnings click here.

Join us soon to learn some basic American Rumba to get you ready for a romantic holiday or your next date night!