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Rumba Fencing

Rumba Fencing is a Gold 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
LF fwd No turn Start in Fan Position.
2 3
Transfer weight to RF
Contract L arm
3 4 1
LF to side in PP 1/8 to L Extend L arm across body to R, then sharply extend it to L
4 2 RF fwd and across in PP, R knee flexed No turn Retain tone in L arm
5 3 Transfer weight to LF
Retain tone in L arm
6 4 1
RF to side in Open CPP 1/4 to R Take required hold

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Turn Notes
1 2
Closed RF to LF No turn Start in Fan Position
2 3
LF fwd

3 4 1
RF fwd then turn to PP with LF extended diagonally back without weight 3/8 to R Turn is made towards end of count 4, turn on ball of RF, foot flat. Then LF inside edge of toe.
4 2 LF fwd and across in PP, L knee flexed No turn
5 3 Transfer weight to RF

6 4 1
LF to side in Open CPP 1/4 to L

Notes on endings:
  • Man and Lady's Solo Spin
    • On step 6, at end of count 4, continue turning a further 7/8 (Lady to L and Man to R), release L to R hand hold. End facing partner, both feet closed. Man LF without weight. Lady with RF without weight, but with pressure into the ball of foot. Take required hold.
  • Lady's Under Arm Spin to L
    • On step 6, at end of count 4, Lady spins a full turn to L under Man's raise arm, end with RF closed to LF without weight, with pressure into ball of RF.
  • Man's Solo spin to L
    • Lady does not turn, Man does his full spin to his R, end facing partner.