Rumba originated in Cuba. If Tango is a dance of passion, Rumba is the unquestionable dance of love.

In Rumba woman attempts to dominate man using her feminine charm. In a well choreographed dance there is an element of "tease and run", where the man is being lured and then rejected.

There are only few more profoundly beautiful moments in dancing than when taking up a hold and feeling the pure intensity of even the basic Rumba, and moving with the carefully controlled power to the raw rhythm and romantic melody.

This article was updated on September 14, 2019