There are two competition ballroom dances called Rumba. One in the International Latin round that based on what the Cubans called bolero-son and is danced in a similar pattern to the American Style Bolero and the other in the American Rhythm round which is danced to a faster beat and takes a box step as its basic figure.

The American Style Bolero (96-104 BPM), the International Rumba (100-108 BPM), and the American Rumba (120-144 BPM) are all in a subfamily of Latin dance that are danced to similar music at a range of tempi.

The Rhumba is generally danced as the second dance of American Rhythm and third dance of International Latin five dance competitions.

Tempo Information

The Rumba is generally danced to music in a 4/4 Meter between 26 and 36 measures per mintue (104 and 144 beats per minute) . Click here to see a list of Rumba songs between 104 and 144 beats per minute.

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music4dance's top 10 songs for dancing Rumba

Like/Play Title - Artist Tags
No Opinion Falling Into You - Céline Dion Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Stand By Me - Ben E. King Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Quizas, Quizas, Quizas) - Doris Day Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Because You Loved Me (Theme from "Up Close and Personal") - Céline Dion Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Breathe - Faith Hill Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Just the Way You Are (Live Version) - Billy Joel Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion African Tango - Adiemus
No Opinion I Swear - John Michael Montgomery Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Take My Breath Away - Berlin Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Para Toda la Vida - Rocío Dúrcal Beat Energy Mood

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