Learn How To Dance Rumba with fun and easy Rumba Lessons

Want to take a great Rumba dance class in Los Angeles? Well you have come to the right place! By Your Side Dance Studio provides fun and enjoyable Rumba dance lessons and Rumba dance classes that improve your dance skills and make you look great on the dance floor!

Learn To Dance From The Best Rumba Dance Instructors

By Your Side Dance Studio provides you with the best Rumba dance instructor in a private setting so that you receive one-on-one personal Rumba dance instruction custom-tailored to your particular needs. We also provide Rumba dance lessons as group classes.

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Get an Introductory Private Lesson

A private lesson is the fastest, most efficient way to learn a new dance. (Offer applies to new students only.)

Try a Group Class

We have a variety of fun group dance classes to choose from. No partner or dance experience necessary.

About the Rumba

The word Rumba is a generic term covering a variety of names such as Son, Danzon, Guagira, Guaracha and Naningo which are all a type of West Indian dancing. The exact meaning varies from island to island. The word “rumba” comes from the verb “rumbear” which means going to parties, dancing, and having a good time.

There are two sources of the dances: one Spanish and the other African. Although the main growth was in Cuba, there were similar dance developments which took place in other Caribbean islands and in Latin America generally.

While the syncopated rhythms are clearly of African origin, the musical framework is largely based in the music traditions of Spain. The various styles of rumba derive their melodies, patterns and instrumentation from seguidillas, copla, peteneras, jotas, soleares, malagueñas, isas, folías and their related dances.

By the 1930’s all of America had become knowledgeable of Latin music and the Rumba. Today it is known as a “Latin-Ballroom” couples dance and correctly titled the “Dance Of Romance.” The American and International styled Rumba’s can be a very beautiful dance when done by a polished couple.

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