Ballroom Dancing – The Rumba

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Professional dance instructor Terry Dean demonstrates how to do the Rumba.

    Terry Dean

    Terry is the owner and principal male dance instructor of Terry Dean’s Dance Studio, in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has been teaching ballroom dancing for 30 years and opened his own successful studio following a 19 year career with Arthur Murray Dance Studios. Terry has received accolades for his choreography and has been honored as Virginia State’s Top Studio and Top Teacher twice. He and his staff teach students of all levels, whether they are interested in social dancing, exhibition dancing, or competitive ballroom dance sport. He has led many of his students to win top level gold medal competitions, and he is pleased to share his expertise with you today.

    Terry Dean: Hi! I am Terry Dean from Terry Deans Dance Studio. Today, we are going to be teaching the Rumba. Rumba is a wonderful romantic rhythm dance, where it creates a lot of body action. I have been teaching dancing for 30 years and rumba has always been one of my favorites. It allows me kind of exercise in the morning when I want to dance. It gets my whole body isolated in dancing.

    Remember, the dancing is exercise and physical exercise -- you have to be stretched out and ready to dance. So, make sure that you enjoy it, and have a lot of fun, but be in good shape.

    Also, you have to have a certain look that Latin dances are going to be, normally a little bit sexier so that the dresses and the outfits are going to be a little bit sexier, but there is still a lot of fun and there is a lot more body actions. So, we hope you enjoy it.

    Next thing I am going to be doing are the components and the basic actions of the rumba.