Cumbia 4 Week Series

This class is taught by:

Renee Segovia

Renee Segovia is from Mire, Louisiana, and is the Owner and Director of Segovia Dance Company. Renee has been teaching Latin dance since 2013. Her passion for dance began in 1991 when she studied jazz, tap and ballet with De LaRue Dance Center over the course of 6 years. She also has a background and education in music having played the saxophone in marching and concert band for 7 years. In 2007 Renee fell in love with Latin music and dance and started a long and passionate pursuit to learn the art. No stranger to hard work, she began focused training in Latin dance in Atlanta, Georgia with world renowned instructors and choreographers. She continues to receive training by attending congresses and festivals throughout the United States to bring the latest trends and techniques to her students.


Renee specializes in dancing On2/Mambo, also referred to as New York style salsa. She has developed a unique ability to lead as proficiently as she follows, a talent few female dancers possess. It has become her mission to enrich the lives of anyone willing to learn one dance at a time.

This is a very joyful and somewhat athletic dance that originated in Colombia and then spread throughout Latin America and is particularly popular today in Mexico. Cumbia, incorporates lots of movements and turns in a modern lyrical style largely based on contemporary Mexican Cumbia. 

- Rock step
- Side to side
- Cumbia Pull
- In and Out variations
- Double Turn Exit
- Half Turns
- His turns
- Her turns
- Double Turn Exit variations
- Hammerlocks
- Around the clock
- Right and Left turns
- Ocho
- Hook turns
- Back to back variations