What is Rueda?
Rueda de Casino is a particular type of
round dancing of Salsa. It was developed in Havana,
Cuba in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Pairs of dancers form a circle, with dance moves called
out by one person, a caller (or 'Líder' or 'cantante'
in Spanish). Many moves have hand signs to complement
the calls; these are useful in noisy venues, where
spoken calls might not be easily heard. Many of the
moves involve the swapping of partners. The names of the moves are mostly in Spanish, Cuban mix or some
in English (or Spanglish; e.g., "un fly").
Some names are known in slightly different versions,
easily recognisable by Spanish-speaking dancers, but
may be confusing to the rest.... read more >