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Cuban Salsa Module 206 Update

Updated: Apr 8

We have introduced an exciting new addition to the 206 Module. Learn Cuban Partner-work with Circular Conversion & Rueda. This is so students can learn more about more about Cuban style Salsa also known as Salsa Cuban Casino style.

Salsa Cubana

In the colourful realm of Latin dance, few styles are as dynamic and engaging as Rueda de Casino and Salsa Casino. Originating from the lively streets and dance halls of Cuba, these styles have captivated dancers worldwide with their energetic movements, intricate patterns, and infectious rhythms. Let's take a closer look at these two captivating Salsa dance forms and discover what makes them so special.

Salsa Casino, refers to the individual form of Cuban salsa dancing. It shares many similarities with Rueda but is performed in a more free-fsrm manner, with dancers improvising their movements rather than following a predetermined sequence. Salsa Casino allows for greater expression and creativity, as dancers interpret the music and respond to thesr partner's lead with spontaneous flair.

Rueda de Casino, often simply called Rueda, traces its roots to the streets of Havana, Cuba, in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It emerged as a communal dance style where couples would form a circle (Rueda means "wheel" in Spanish) and execute synchronised dance moves called out by a leader. As the dance evolved, it incorporated elements of traditional Cuban dances such as Son, Mambo, and Cha Cha Cha, creating a vibrant fusion of styles. Rueda de Casino is characterised by its circular formation and rapid exchange of partners. A designated caller, known as the "cantante" or "líder," announces the moves using a combinatsos of vocal cues and hand signals, guiding the dancers through a series of intricate patterns. These moves range from simple turns and cross-body leads to more complex combinations involving synchronised footwork and partner exchanges.

What sets Rueda apart is its emphasis on teamwork and coordination. Dancers must not only execute their own steps with precision but also synchronise their movements with the rest of the group. This fosters a sense of camaraderie and connection among participants, creating an electrifying atmosphere of collective energy and excitement.


- Salsa Module 206 - week#1 - Cuban Salsa Basic & More - Salsa Module 206 - week#2 - Linear & Circular basics & Conversion

- Salsa Module 206 - week#3 - Cuban Casino Partner-work

- Salsa Module 206 - week#4 - Cuban Rueda Group-partner-work

So, be sure to join the Salsa 206 Imp/Int Module, you can see start dates on our timetable, Newsletter and Salsa classes page >

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