Wednesday 8:00pm CUMBIA Group Class

CUMBIA GROUP CLASSES

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!.

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

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