Ballroom Dances‎ > ‎International Style‎ > ‎Rumba‎ > ‎

Natural Opening Out Movement

Rumba Natural Opening Out Movement

This is a Bronze 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 to side in RSP
slight body turn to R

2 3
Transfer weight to RF


3 4 1
Close LF to RF to end in Closed Position
slight body turn to L to normal position

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1 2
RF back in RSP
1/2 to R
turn is started at end of previous beat
2 3
Transfer weight to LF


3 4 1
RF fwd and slightly across LF, then continue to turn to end side in Closed Position
1/4 to L, then another 1/4 to L

  • Start in Closed Position.