The video clip below shows International style Rumba performed by the 2008/9 professional World Latin Dance Champions Michael Malitowski & Joanna Leunis.
See how soon before you spot Michael Malitowski & Joanna Leunis again below winning another championship in Blackpool (the Mecca of Ballroom & Latin-American dancing) in 2008.
Note that this dance bears no resemblance to Afro-Cuban Rumba at the bottom of this page. It is most likely that there was a language problem when this dance was originally brought to Europe & America from Cuba. International style Rumba is a cross between Bolero & Son which are also shown below. Note that Son & International style Rumba & Bolero all break on beat 2 not on 1 as in Salsa.
The video clip below shows Son which is considered to be the dance from which many other Latin-American dances originated. i.e. Chachacha, Salsa & Mambo & International style (Latin-Ballroom) Rumba all originated from Son. Note that the timing is not same as salsa - there are stepping on beats 2,3 & 4 rather than 1,2 & 3.
The video clip below shows Bolero. Note how similar the movement is to the International style Rumba above. The music, however, is so much slower.