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Reverse Top

Rumba Reverse Top

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.

Start in Contact Position.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1 2
RF to side and slightly fwd
Up to 2 complete turns over steps 1-9

2 3
Swivel on ball of LF, ending LF in front of RF (Cuban Cross)

Man leave L toe in place, Lady rotates around it.
3 4 1
RF to side and slightly fwd


4 - 9
2 3 4 1
2 3 4 1
Repeat steps 2 and 3 three times

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1 2
LF behind RF (Cuban Cross)
Up to 2 complete turns over steps 1-9
2 3
RF back and slightly to side


3 4 1
LF behind RF (Cuban Cross)


4 - 9
2 3 4 1
2 3 4 1
Repeat step 2 and 3 three times.


  • Because of the continuous turn, the knees will not straighten fully on steps 1 through 8. Only a slight, natural hip movement is used.