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Cuban Rocks

Rumba Cuban Rocks

This is a Newcomer Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of dance steps; 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.

See Rumba Technique for details on hip motion.
  • Cuban Rocks is 3 weight changes while keep feet in place and apart. Can be used when Man or Lady does Spot Turn or Switch Turn.
  • Normal hold, L to R hand hold, no hold. Try to keep both knees straight for all steps.
  • May use rotary or lateral hip action.
  • LF Cuban Rock may end in Open PP (slight turn L on 3, lady 4).
  • RF Cuban Rock may end in Open CPP (slight turn R on 3, Lady L)
  • Cuban Rock can be danced in LSP as an ending to Aida.

LF Side Cuban Rock

Start with RF to side, weight on RF.

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1 2
Transfer weight to LF
--
Flat foot
2 3
Transfer weight to RF

Flat foot
3 4 1
Transfer weight to LF

Flat foot

RF Side Cuban Rock

Start with LF to side, weight on LF.

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1 2
Transfer weight to RF
--
Flat foot
2 3
Transfer weight to LF

Flat foot
3 4 1
Transfer weight to RF

Flat foot

Syncopated Cuban Rock

  • 4 weight changes may be used counting 2 and 3, 4 1.
  • The weight changes on the first two steps will not be fully completed
  • Precedes are same as Cuban Rocks.
  • Follows to LF Syncopated Cuban Rock is the same for RF Cuban Rock. (vice versa)

Videos