The Snail is a variation and extension of the Underarm Turn from Level 1 Rumba.

After leading into the Underarm turn the leaders then turn under their own arm before walking backwards in a circle whilst leading the follower forwards in a circle.

The followers perform their Underarm Turn but rather than completing the turn and facing the leader on step 7 they continue to walk around in a large circle.

It is important that you can walk continuously in the slow, quick, quick Rumba pattern without getting out of time. If you still struggle with this then head back to the Rumba Walks Family previously learnt in Level 1 Rumba and practise those. They are a good precursor to this move.


The Leader’s Steps

In this video we are referring to the leader’s steps when we describe the gentlemen’s steps.


The Follower’s Steps

In this video we are referring to the follower’s steps when we describe the lady’s steps.

This video will show you a little excercise to practise the ‘hooking action’ in the Snail.