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.


Start in Closed Position.

  • 2: LF to side in RSP | Slight body turn to R

  • 3: Transfer weight to RF

  • 4 1: Close LF to RF to end in Closed Position | Slight body turn to L to normal position


  • 2: RF back in RSP | 1/2 to R

    • Turn is started at end of previous beat

  • 3: Transfer weight to LF

  • 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

Preceding Figures

  1. Alemana

  2. Natural Top

  3. Opening Out To Right And Left

  4. Rope Spinning

  5. Three Alemanas

Following Figures

  1. Basic Movements: Open (4-6)

  2. Basic Movements: Closed (4-6)

  3. Underarm Turn To R

  4. Fan (4-6)

  5. Reverse Top (Man turns 1/8 L on 3 to contact position, placing LF in front of RF as Cuban Cross. Lady turns an additional 1/8 on 3 to end wih RF back and slightly side)