Set your feet together
The best way to learn about the Cumbia dance is to use your feet effectively. You need to make the right movements to perform this dance successfully. First of all, set your both feet together and keep a good balance. You must make sure that the balance is right in the Cumbia dance otherwise you may not find the right rhythm.
Step back with the right foot
To start the dance, you must move your right foot first in the backward direction. It should move right behind the left foot at almost a shoulder’s width. You must pivot on your left foot in this time and then bring back the right foot to its place.
Repeat the step with your left foot
Once you have perfected the move from the right foot, try the same move with the left one. Move the left foot behind the right one and pivot on the right foot for a pause. Bring the left foot back to the original position in the end.
Use your torso
Even though the movement of the feet has to e perfect, the use of the torso is also very important for the dance. Your torso has to move with the dance steps. In this way, there will be less stiffness in your movement.
Bend the elbows
The arms play a vital role in the dance. Your arms have to move otherwise the whole dance would not look good. The best way is to bend your elbows a bit and move the hands in circular motion during the dance.