How to rumba in belly dance

By Ishtar Dance on Tuesday, March, 17th, 2020 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning No Comments

Middle Eastern music has plethora of wonderful rhythms that allows you to be really creative and expressive in your dancing – not to mention the many exciting ways you can approach this from a choreography point of view. As your knowledge of the music and dance expands you’ll become more familiar and comfortable maximising this wealth of choice at your feet [literally]. But sometimes existing knowledge can also become a stumbling block, because it makes your doubt your usual approach. This is really a good thing because that is what can help grow you as a dancer, performer and teacher.

As a former Ballroom and Latin dancer I was very excited when I discovered that the Rumba rhythm often is used in Egyptian music. But how should I then approach this – from a Belly dance or a Latin point of view? Well, both are equally valid and knowing both gives you more options to play with. So I’ve created this quick mini-tutorial exploring the rumba rhythm from a Latin as well as Belly dance technique background.

I hope you found this useful and that it will have given you some new inspiration for how to approach this in your dancing, whether it be on stage or in a class context.

Do let me know how you got along and whether there’s anything else you’d like me to focus on in future tutorials.

Happy, creative and safe dancing – always 😉


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