Rumba Cross question

tangotime

Well-Known Member
#3
For the man and lady, I'm curious about the foot that crosses. How much spin occurs on the ball of that foot?

Technically it's a Pivot action, the amount may vary ..Which also prompts the question about a " Spin " turn, when the first half is a pivot .Pivot and Spin would create a better mental image . ( Like check and weave )
 
Last edited:
#4
Technically it's a Pivot action, the amount may vary ..Which also prompts the question about a " Spin " turn, when the first half is a pivot .Pivot and Spin would create a better mental image . ( Like check and weave )
Thank you for your reply. That is one of those things I should have known but maybe never posed this question exactly this way.
 

Dr Dance

Well-Known Member
#5
The OP referenced the foot that crosses. For the leader, that would be the right foot crossing behind. My amount of "spin" varies depending upon the figure that follows. If I wish to under turn the figure 270 degrees to follow with a tipsy or tipple, my foot and my hooking foot are roughly parallel when the cross happens. If I want to turn the rumba cross completely around to do a full 360 degrees to follow with a forward lock step, I shall place my foot at a right angle to my left foot (toes inward) to better facilitate a stronger and longer spin.

There IS a pivoting action. But this doesn't happen until the man changes weight to his left foot as he is spinning. His left foot is the foot that pivots.
 

Dance Ads