Rhumba De Amor
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Intermediate - Rumba
‘RHUMBA DE AMOR’ by JOHN CORTESE (Original composition…not available commercially) [105 Bpm - 3:08 mins]
Musical introduction…16 Counts.
Note: International Ballroom Rumba Rhythm throughout is QQS
SECTION 1: Quarter Turn Left, Step, Quarter Turn Left, Step, Drag, Hold, Hip Sways x 3, Hold
1 - 2Make a ¼ turn left Stepping forward on the Left, Make a ¼ turn Left Stepping Right to Right Side 6.00
3 - 4Drag Left up and close to Right, Hold for One Count. WOR
5 - 6Step Left to Left side, Swaying weight on to Left Hip, Keep Right in place swaying back on to Right.
7 - 8Keep Left in place swaying back on to Left, Hold for one count. WOL
SECTION 2: Cross, Quarter Turn Right, Back Steps x2, Recover, Quarter Turn Right, Step, Drag.
1 - 2Cross Right over Left, Make a ¼ turn Right Stepping back on Left. 9.00
3 - 4Step back on the Right, Hold for One Count. WOR
5 - 6Recover weight back on to Left, Step forward on the Right.
7 - 8Make a ¼ turn Right Stepping Left to Left side, Drag Right and close with Left WOL
SECTION 3: Quarter Turn Right, Quarter Turn Right, Drag, Quarter Turn Right, Ronde x 2, Hold.
1 - 2Make a ¼ turn Right Stepping forward on the Right, Make a ¼ turn Right Stepping Left to Left Side 6.00
3 - 4Drag Right up and close to Left, Hold for One Count. WOL
5 - 6Make a ¼ turn Right, Ronde Right out and Step behind Left. Ronde Left out and Step behind Right. 9.00
7 - 8Recover weight on to Right. Hold for One Count. WOR
SECTION 4 Half Turn Right, Ronde x 2, Recover, Half Turn Right, Drag, Quarter Turn Left, Drag.
1 - 2Make a ½ turn Right Stepping back on Left, Ronde Right out and Step behind Left. 3.00
3 - 4Ronde Left out and Step behind Right, Recover weight back on to Right
5 - 6Make a ½ turn Right Stepping back on Left, Drag Right back towards Left 9.00
7 - 8Make a ¼ turn Left Stepping Right To Right side, Drag Left up and close with Right. WOR
FINISH: As the music fades… (Wall 10) you will be facing the 6.00 wall….dance the first 8 counts of the dance and replace the ‘HOLD’ count…with a close Right next to Left….and strike a pose!
Acknowledgement:: My extreme thanks go to my friend JOHN CORTESE the composer of this beautiful piece of music for giving me permission to use it in my choreography.
ENJOY THE DANCE!
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