A rumba is a latin american dance. It is danced at 4 beats per bar and 27 bars per minute, which makes it one of the slowest dances. It is often taught as one of the first dances to beginners because the basic steps are slow and simple, making them easy to learn and remember. It bears a marked resemblance to the cha cha cha. The rumba is based on the story of a woman seducing and teasing a man in order to hold power over him.