Thanks to Cosmo Zheng for writing this.
Introduction: A silver level move for Rumba
Frame: Latin Count: 2 3 4-and 1 2 3 4
Related Figures: Spiral
Leaders and Followers: Different steps


Instructions (Leader's Perspective)

Beginning from basic position with weight over the R foot:

  • 2, 3: Check forward as in the rumba basic.
  • 4: Close L foot to R, and raise your L hand to about eye level (looking at your watch)
  • 4-and, 1: Lead the lady through a L spiral (270 degrees)
  • 2, 3, 4: Lower your connection to about waist level, and continue leading either a Fan or an Aida


Instructions (Follower's Perspective)

Beginning from basic position with weight over the L foot:

  • 2, 3: Check backward as in the rumba basic.
  • 4-1: Forward rumba walk followed by a spiral to the L (270 degrees)
  • 2, 3, 4: Continue into either a Fan or an Aida


Tips and Tricks
  • Think of this like an open hip twist, except instead of an outside pivot to the right, you have a spiral to the left.


Frequently used Combinations




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