International Rumba Syllabus


Basics (Closed, Open, in Place, Left Foot & Right Foot Alternative Basics)
Left Foot & Right Foot Cucarachas
New York to Left Side or Right Side Position
Spot, Switch, and Underarm Turns to Left & Right
Left Side & Right Side Shoulder to Shoulder
Hand to Hand to Left Side or Right Side Position
Progressive Walks Forward & Backward (Closed Position Only)
Side Steps to Left or Right
Cuban Rocks


       Shoulder to Shoulder Developments
       Progressive Walks Forward or Backward in Open Position
       Progressive Walks Forward in Right Side or Left Side Position

Hockey Stick
Natural Top
Opening Out to Right and Left
Natural Opening Out Movement
Closed Hip Twist


       Development of Left Foot & Right Foot Alternative Basics
       Spot Turn to Left (Lady to Right) Development
       Cuban Rocks in Left Side Position
       Fan Development
       4-6 of Hockey Stick from 6 of Natural Top
       Opening Out to Left & Right Developments

Open Hip Twist
Reverse Top
Opening Out from Reverse Top
Aida and Endings 1, 2, & 3
       Aida from step 3 of Curl or Spiral
Spiral Turns: Spiral; Curl; Rope Spinning
       Rope Spinning from Progressive Walks Back
       Underturned Spiral


       Press Line Development of Cucarachas
       Progressive Walks Forward in Right Shadow Position (Kiki Walks)
       Syncopated Cuban Rocks
       Fan Development with Alternative Timing
       Alemana from Open Position in Right to Right hand hold
       Lady’s Underarm Turn to Left during 4-5 of Natural Top
       Aida Ending 4
       Spiral during Progressive (Kiki) Walks in Right Shadow Position

Sliding Doors
Fencing (including Spin Endings 1, 2, & 3)
Three Threes
       Three Threes with Fan Ending
Three Alemanas
Hip Twists: Advanced; Continuous; Circular
       Advanced Hip Twist with Man’s Press Line
       Advanced Hip Twist in Right to Right hand hold

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