Ballroom Dances‎ > ‎International Style‎ > ‎Quickstep‎ > ‎

Rumba Cross

QuickStep Rumba Cross

The QuickStep Rumba Cross is a Gold Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, footwork, alignment, and movement; steps diagram; a list of figures that may precede or follow the pattern; and videos providing instruction and demonstration of the figure, techniques and practice routines that include it.

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
Q LF fwd long step
Facing LOD
HT
slight turn to R at end of step S

rise e/o 1

2
Q RF crosses behind LF
facing Wall 
T
1/4 to R between 1-2
R
UP

3
S
LF to side ans slightly back.
End with RF fwd in CBMP
Backing LOD.
End facing LOD
THT
1/4 between 2-3
Cont to turn 1/2 on 3
S

UP, lower e/o 3


Note--If preceding the Rumba Cross with 1-5 Natural Turn, a sway to L would be used on step 5 which could be held at the beginning of step 1 of the Rumba Cross. The Rumba Cross may be danced twice.


Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM 
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
Q RF back long step
Backing LOD
T
start to turn R at end of step
S

rise e/o 1
When preceding with a Natural Pivot Turn, S is added before this Q.

S: Lady LF back. continue with the rotation, swing hip to R, body to Man. head stretch left.

Q: RF cross track in the back, activate butt muscle, hip to Man.
2
Q LF crosses in front of RF Backing Wall
T
1/4 between 1-2
L
Up
LF almost pulls back straight, not too much room there. Lady's head stays in place, after QQ, as body turns underneath the head, head left.
3
S
RF fwd between partner's feet. 
End with LF back
Facing LOD
End backing LOD
TH
1/4  between 2-3.
Continue to turn 1/2 on 3
(Pivoting action)
S

Up, lower e/o 3
Pivot, head may turn to R (or keep left). needs to be on the foot, ribs to Man.


Connecting Figures