The Rumba is a ballroom dance of Cuban origin in ²/₄ or 4/4 time with a basic pattern of step-close-step and characterized by a smooth and subtle movement of the hips and a heavy walking step. The Rumba is a great dance for beginners to learn.
The word Rumba is a generic term, covering a variety of names (i.e., Son, Danzon, Guagira, Guaracha, Naningo), for a type of West Indian music or dancing. The exact meaning varies from island to island. The word “rumba” comes from the verb “rumbear” which means going to parties, dancing, and having a good time.