A Cuban dance which starts slowly and gradually accelerates at certain melodic intervals between chorus and verse. The dancers may stop dancing to talk, but remain on the floor until a certain beat tells them to resume their dances. This dance is sometimes called a Rumba variation. It's in 4/4 time. Popular in the tropics, because it does not call for strenuous movement. It is known as the aristocratic of all traditional Cuban dancing because of its dignified and stately appearance.