WHAT IS CUMBIA

Cumbia is another popular dance at Latin night clubs. It is an energetic dance that originated primarily in Mexico, Colombia, and Panama, Cumbia which started as a courtship dance practiced among the African population, which was later mixed with European instruments and musical characteristics. Moves involve a lot of momentum and energy from each partner. Latin Clubs play at least 20% Cumbia. You don't have to sit and watch, now you will be able to dance!.

CUMBIA DANCE MOVES 
  • Introduction to Cumbia Music
  • Timing and Rhythm 
  • Connection and Frame
  • Base 1: Basic Side to Side
  • Base 2: Cumbia Break
  • Base 3: Cumbia Pull
  • Base 4: In and Out Cumbia step with Hammerlock Turns
  • Variations of Bases 1, 2, 3, and 4 
  • Figure creation: Transitions between bases
  • Basic handwork
  • Turn Spotting

LEVEL AND PRE-REQUISITES

Level I: Absolute Beginner and Two left feet welcome. There are no pre-requisites. This is an introduction class for the absolute beginner. No do not need to know anything about Cumbia dancing.

CUMBIA MUSIC