Rumba y Timbal was founded in 2007 by Roberto Figueroa. Roberto spent several years working as the Latin Director of Jam’nastics (a non-profit organization). He formed his own company with a vision of growing and building it into one of the best salsa companies in Boston. Rumba y Timbal has developed its own style which blends Cuban rumba body movements, fast footwork, spins and acrobatics with elegance. We are committed to enriching the lives of those we teach, working with the Youth population (especially inner city schools around Boston), and promoting Latin culture and diversity.


The main focus of dance in Rumba y Timbal is Salsa. We are seeking to bring the energetic rhythms of Afro-Cuban and Latin American music and dance to life within the Greater Boston area as well as to build a professional company that is known worldwide. Through studio and club classes, private lessons, performances, community outreach, and special events, Rumba y Timbal brings athleticism, passion, and energy to the realm of Latin Dance and Salsa.