The Rumba is the "grandfather of the Latin dances." Originating in Cuba, it first came to the United States in the early 1920s. It enacts a passionate dialogue between two lovers. 

The Rumba is very slow and serious and many of the dance figures have a teasing theme where the lady flirts and then rejects her male partner. This adds to the fun of the dance, for both the dancer and the onlooker. It is considered by many to be the sexiest of ballroom dances! It is the slowest of the latin dances appearing in international competitions.

At the Sonata Room, we offer a basic  and an intermediate Rumba class. To learn more about our Rumba Class Schedule check here.

Shall we dance?

Classes can be purchased singly or in a set of five for a discount. For those who want to jump in with both feet, not a bad idea for any serious dancer, we also offer a monthly rate. And, if your goal is to learn quickly, we recommend a blend of classes and private lessons. To learn more about our fee schedule please check here.

We suggest that you take at least three classes to get a sense of our teaching style. We have found that it takes about twelve classes to develop some proficiency with the basic footwork.