1.   Traces (Of Love) Gloria Estefan
2.   I’m Not Giving You Up Gloria Estefan 
3.   Golden Eye   Tina Turner
4.   Dark Fire  Strunz & Farah 
5.   California Dreamin'  Queen Latifah
6.   Antologia  Shakira 
7.   Tangerine  Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass 
8.   Beautiful Maria Of My Soul Mambo
9.   Corazon  Arno Elias
10. The Man In The Mirror  Michael Jackson

History of Rumba dance

TOP 10 RUMBA TRACKS (INTERNATIONAL STYLE)

TOP 10 RUMBA TRACKS (American STYLE)

Rumba music

Origin: Cuba

1.  Belle Chitarra Andy Fortuna
2.  Beautiful Maria Andy Fortuna
3.  My All Andy Fortuna
4.  Mädchen Oh Mädchen Ray Hamilton Orchestra
5.  My Girl Ray Hamilton Orchestra
6.  La Puerta (Instrumental) Andy Fortuna
7.  La Mentira Andy Fortuna
8.  Falling Into You Gold Star Ballroom
9.  Straight to Number One Andy Fortuna
10. I Just Called To Say I Love You Ray Hamilton Orchestra


The standard music tempo for international style rumba is 100-108 beats per minute which is suitable for International Ballroom Dance competitions


The standard music tempo for American style rumba is 128-144 beats per minute which is mostly danced socially in parties and weddings.

During the second half of the 19th century, several  dance styles were developed by Afro-Cuban workers in the neighbourhoods of Havana and Matanzas. These dance styles would later be referred to as "rumba", a word that also means "party".


In the US, the term "rhumba" (anglicised version of rumba), began to be used during the 1920s to refer to ballroom music with Afro-Cuban music themes. The first rumba competition took place in the Savoy Ballroom in 1930. Nowadays, two different styles of ballroom rumba coexist: American-style and International-style. By the end of the 20th century, rhumba was also danced to pop music and jazz bands as seen in TV shows like Dancing with the Stars.


At The Dance Town we recommend Rumba for wedding dances due to its  slow, sensuous, romantic moves with much flirtation.

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