Rumba

American Rhythm
Rumba Bronze Syllabus

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New DVIDA Syllabus revised August 2011 (See old syllabus below.)



 Step Name
 Ballroomdancers.com  Terry_Dean_
 blong206b _Dance_Hampton_ Roads
itsaboutmomentum
Other_Instructors
 Posture    Posture     Posture & Hold by Michael & Dawn Kiehm
 Latin Motion
    Latin Motion
   
 BRONZE I
   
   
 1. Side Basic Side Breaks   Side Breaks   Side Breaks by Dance Lovers
 2. Fifth Position
Fifth_Position_Break_ Fifth Position Breaks    Whisks Fifth Position Breaks by Dance Vision
Fifth Position Break Man's Part by Allyson Lockhart Advanced Side Breaks by Dance Lovers
5th Position Breaks by Anytime Dance
 3. Box Step
Rumba Box Basic Box   Box by Dance Crazy
Box by Dance Lovers
Basic by Anytime Dance
 BRONZE II
         
 4. Cross Body Lead Cross Body Lead   Cross Body Lead
 Cross Body Lead Cross Body Lead by Anytime Dance
 5. Outside Partner
Offset Breaks   Parallel Breaks   Outside Partner Breaks by Dance Crazy
 6. Slow Underarm Turn
8-Count UAT   Underarm Turn   Underarm Turn by Gregory Wes
6-Count Underarm Turn by Anytime Dance
 7._Open_Break_&_Underarm_Turn Open Break & UAT Open Break & UAT
     
 BRONZE III
         
 8. Crossover Breaks
Crossover_Breaks_with UAT Crossover Breaks w/Walkaround Turns Crossover Breaks    
 9. Crossover & Side Rocks
         Crossover Breaks & Side Rocks by Lynn Morris
10. Open Rumba Walks
Cuban Walks  Cuban Walks Rumba Walks    
11. Shoulder Check
      Shoulder Catches
Shoulder Check by IslanDance
 FULL BRONZE
         
12. Cradle Circle
    Wrap_Circle_Walks
  Cradle Circle by Dance Vision
13. Quick UAT & Loop
        Quick Turn Combination & Loop by Fat Cat Ballroom Dance
UAT to Loops by IslanDance
14. Open Circular Walks
    Side-by-Side Circular Walks
Cuban Sweetheart Cuban Walks by Anytime Dance
15. Spot Turn Combination
    Spot Turns Forward to Back
   

Previous Syllabus

 Step Name

Ballroomdancers.com_

_Terry_Dean__

blong206b
_Dance_Hampton_ Roads

itsaboutmomentum


 Other_Instructors

BEGINNING BRONZE

 

 

 

 

 

1. Rumba Box

Rumba Box

Basic

Box

 

Box by Dance Crazy
Box by Dance Lovers
Basic by Anytime Dance

2. Alternative Basic

Alternative Basic

 

 

 

 

3. Side Breaks

Side Breaks

 

Side Breaks

 

Side Breaks by Dance Lovers

4. Cuban Walks

Cuban Walks

 Cuban Walks

Rumba Walks

 

 

5._Open_Break_&_Underarm_Turn

Open Break & UAT

Open Break & UAT

 

 

 

6. 8-Count Underarm Turn

8-Count UAT

 

Underarm Turn

 

Underarm Turn by Gregory West
6-Count Underarm Turn by Anytime Dance

7. Crossover Breaks Forward

Crossover Breaks w/UAT

Crossover Breaks w/Walkaround 

Crossover_Breaks

 

 

INTERMEDIATE BRONZE

 

 

 

 

 

8. Crossover Breaks Back

Crossover Breaks Back

 

 

 

 

9. Crossover Turns

Crossover Turns

 

 

 

 

10. Fifth Position Breaks

Fifth Position Break

Fifth Position Rocks


Whisks

Fifth Position Breaks by Dance Vision
Fifth Position Break Man's Part by Allyson Lockhart
Advanced Side Breaks by Dance Lovers
5th Position Breaks by Anytime Dance

11a. Cross-Body Lead

Cross Body Lead


Cross Body Lead

Cross Body Lead

Cross Body Lead by Anytime Dance

11b. Alternative Cross-Body
Lead

Alternative Cross Body

 

 

 

 

12. Cuban Rocks

Cuban Rocks

 

 

 

 

13. Offset Breaks

Offset Breaks

 

Parallel Breaks

 

Outside Partner Breaks by Dance Crazy

FULL BRONZE

 

 

 

 

 

14. Promenade Swivels

 

 

 

 

Promenade Swivels Man's Part by Allyson Lockhart

15a. Back Spot Turn

 

 

Back Spot Turn

 

 

15b. Back Spot Turn w/
Underarm Turn to L  


 

 

 

 

16. Forward Spot Turn

 


Forward Spot Turn

 

 

17. Spot Turn in Two Directions


 

Spot Turns Forward to Back

 


18. Cross Body Lead to
Underarm Turn Combo 


 

 

 

 

19. Aida (Cuban Rocks in CPP)


 

 

 

Aida by The Grand Ballroom

20. Circling Cuban Walks

 


Side-by-Side Circular Walks

Cuban_Sweetheart

Cuban Walks by Anytime Dance 
 
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