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Aida

Rumba Aida

This is a Silver Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the different variation of the dance steps, including timing, and movement; 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
Turn Notes
1 2
RF back
1/8 to R
Increase tone in L arm. Rlease R hand hold
2 3
LF back in LSP
1/8 to R
Slightly lower L arm and turn it with body over step 2 and 3.
3 4 1
RF back in LSP
No turn

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1 2
LF back
1/8 to L

2 3
RF back in LSP
1/8 to L

3 4 1
LF back in LSP
No turn


Rumba Aida Ending with Cuban Rock and Spot Turn

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
4
2
Transfer weight to LF

Cuban Rock in LSP LRL
5
3
Transfer weight to RF


6
4 1
Transfer weight to LF


7
2
RF fwd and slightly across after having turned 1/2 to L
1/2 to L
Spot Turn or Switch Turn
8
3
LF fwd
1/2 to L

9
4 1
RF to side
1/4 to L

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
4
2
Transfer weight to RF

Cuban Rock in LSP RLR
5
3
Transfer weight to LF


6
4 1
Transfer weight to RF


7
2
LF fwd and slightly across after having turned 1/2 to R
1/2 turn to R
Turn at the end of preceding beat. Spot Turn or Switch Turn.
8
3
RF fwd
1/2 turn to R

9
4 1
LF to side
1/4 to R


Rumba Aida Ending with Double Spot Turn

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
4
2
Transfer weight to LF, then turn


5
3
RF fwd and slightly across
1/2 to R
turn at end of preceding beat
release hand hold
6
4 1
LF fwd
1/2 to R
7
2
RF fwd
1/2 to R

8
3
LF fwd
1/2 to R

9
4 1
RF to side
1/4 to R
assuming hold for next figure

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
4
2
Transfer weight to RF, then turn


5
3
LF fwd and slightly across, after having turn 1/2 to R
1/2 to R
turn at end of preceding beat
6
4 1
RF fwd
1/2 to R

7
2
LF fwd
1/2 to R

8
3
RF fwd
1/2 to R

9
4 1
LF to side
1/4 to R


Rumba Aida Ending With Side Cucaracha

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
4
2
LF to side
1/4 to L
At end of preceding beat, start the turn
5
3
Transfer weight to RF

Side Cucaracha LRL
6
4 1
Transfer weight to LF


Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
4
2
RF to side
1/4 to R
At end of preceding beat, start the turn
5
3
Transfer weight to LF

Side Cucaracha RLR
6
4 1
Transfer weight to RF