Today, after much research, development and international agreement, there are five recognized "Latin" dances - the Samba, Rumba, and Cha Cha (from Latin America), the Paso Doble (from Europe), and the Jive (from North America).
Any ballroom dance pedagogy is going to benefit from a structured lesson plan, and usually the package plans from studios such as Arthur Murray or Fred Astaire will have a more disciplined approach to helping you learn rumba.
While flamenco dance itself has never reached the level of popularity of other Latin dances such as salsa or rumba, flamenco dancers have enjoyed the respect and adoration of millions over the years.
The original, native Rumba is extremely sexual, as it is danced very quickly with strong hip movements and a sexually aggressive persona for the man and a defensive nature for the woman.
In 1955, the "true Cuban Rumba" was established and recognized as the authentic version of the dance, and it continues to live on today in clubs, competitions, and social dance studios.