Country and Western > Rumba in C&W Music

Discussion in 'Country and Western' started by Spitfire, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member

    Just wondering; has rumba crossed over into country and western like cha cha has? There are a number of country and western tunes that have the rhythm.
  2. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Hi spitfire! :D

    I've only done a sort of rumba-esque thingie in C&W clubs. It's pretty informal and with no particular patterns -- but it fits the tempo and rhythm. No Latin motion. So I guess you could call it rumba.

    Is anybody doing it on the competition circuit? I guess I could google one of the big C&W comps and see ... if I weren't too lazy. As it is, I'll wait for jon or Vince to check in. :roll: :lol:
  3. randomMysh

    randomMysh New Member

    I haven't seen the C&W rumba in a competition setting...yet. I'm sure it'll happen eventually, since the music's already there. Personally, I really don't get how can people do cha in boots! :shock:
  4. dTas

    dTas New Member

    there are several C&W songs that fit the rumba rhythm... i don't know how well it will catch on in the C&W bars though. i think cowboys are too "manly" to be all "romantical" like that.

    plus have to move their hips in any way that doesn't simulate riding a bull.
  5. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member

    It's not a problem; I often wear boots when I go out dancing. :)
  6. randomMysh

    randomMysh New Member

    dTas: well, they already do the cha cha, and it has a bunch of those "unmanly" elements... :lol:

    Spitfire: Finally, I can ask this! How do you do footwork?? I've been wondering for a loooong time.
  7. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Um. Just for the record, cowboys in bars get plenty romantical. :wink: :lol:
  8. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member

    The same way as done with any footware; I've never had trouble dancing anything in boots.

    Good way to break a new pair in. :wink:
  9. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    And there are some pretty cool dance boots out there. Just ask Vince. He can wax poetical talking about them Evenin Stars. :wink: :lol:
  10. dTas

    dTas New Member

    i have no doubt that cowboys get all romantical... but "latin romantical"?

    who's more sexy a romantic cowboy or a latin lover. a romantic cowboy's all cute and all but i can't see boots, hat and wranglers doing cuban motion.

    true they do cha cha but from my experience its a very toned down cha cha. more like a scuff or shuffle than a chasse'.

    but then again, maybe times have changed from when i went country dancing.
  11. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Anything involving Latin motion is out!!!! :lol:
  12. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member

    When used for C&W music take the latin motion out when dancing cha-cha or rumba.

    I was in a C&W cha cha class or two a few years back and nothing was ever mentioned about latin motion.
  13. new-ish

    new-ish New Member

    Do I want to know the difference between "Manly Moves" vs. "Un-Manly Moves" I mean I just got the shoulder shimmy figured out 8)
  14. jon

    jon Member

    I think any move normally involving body parts men don't have is likely to be considered in the UM category.

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