Cuban Salsa


Salsa Rueda de Casino. A complete listing of news and events of Rueda de Casino in the San Francisco Bay area. For all of you new to this style of dancing we have an explanation for you below.

Salsa Rueda Classes

MONDAYS

Ramon Ramos Alayo

Dance Mission
3316 24th Street (corner Mission)
Beg. & Int. Salsa Rueda 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Int. & Adv. Salsa Rueda 8:00 to 9:30pm

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

Ramon Ramos Alayo

Dance Mission
3316 24th Street (corner Mission)
San Francisco, CA
6:30-8:00pm: Cuban Salsa-Beginning, 8:00-9:30pm: Salsa Rueda -Int to Adv.

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Nick and Serena

Studio Gracia
19 Heron st., San Francisco
off 8th st. between Harrison and Folsom
7:30-8:30pm
$15 drop-in, $48 for 4 weeks (each workshop)

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Samy Makar

Van Meter Elementary School
16445 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos
Beg. Salsa Rueda Class 8:00-9:00pm
Int. Salsa Rueda Class 9:00-10:00pm
$77 for 7 week series

Thursdays

Gary and Viola

The Beat
2560 9th St. Berkeley CA,
Phone:415.297.5143
e-mail: info@freestyle.com

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Carolina Davis

Beginner 6:30-7:45pm
Intermediate 7:45-9:00pm
San Rafael Phone:415-479-9385
csalsera@comcast.net
www.footloosesalsa.weebly.com

FRIDAY

Sidney Weaverling

Rhythm and Motion/ODC
351 Shotwell Street,
San Francisco, CA
7pm-Beg. Salsa Rueda,
8pm-Int. Salsa Rueda,
9pm-Adv. Salsa Rueda

SATURDAY

Yussef Breffe

The Beat Dance Studio
2560 9th Street, Suite 119
(between Dwight Way & Parker St)
Berkeley, CA 94710
10am-11am Cuban Son,
11am-12pm Cuban Salsa/Rueda
Drop-In $13

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Carolina Davis

Salsa Suelta
San Rafael Phone:415-479-9385
csalsera@comcast.net
www.footloosesalsa.weebly.com

SUNDAY

Chitivas Salsa Bar & Grill
445 Weber Ave #122
Stockton, CA
Tel:209.941.8605
Salsa Ruada Class 6:00-7:00pm
No Cover Charge!!

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Nick & India

The Beat Dance Studio
2560 9th Street, Suite 119
(between Dwight Way & Parker St)
Berkeley, CA 94710
7-8pm Beg. Salsa Rueda,
8-9pm Int. Salsa Rueda
$13 Drop-In

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Sidney Weaverling

Rhythm and Motion/ODC
351 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA
Intermediate Workshop 1:30-3:00pm

Rueda de Casino

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia •

Rueda de Casino (Rueda, Casino Rueda, Salsa Rueda) is a particular type of round dancing of Salsa. It was developed in Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s and early 1960s by the famous group Guaracheros de Regla and one of its main choreographers and creators was Jorge Alfaro from San Miguel del Padrón, a soloist of a comparsa.

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, some in English (or Spanglish; e.g., "un fly"). Some names are known in slightly different versions, easily recognizable by Spanish-speaking dancers, but may be confusing to the rest.

Rueda is not only popular in Cuba and the U.S.A., but in many other countries around the world – there are many active groups in at least Hungary, Israel, Norway, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Spain, Australia, Switzerland and the UK. At least in Germany and Israel, some of the calls are in German and Hebrew respectively.

Although the names of the calls are presently the same across the board, the different towns in Cuba use their own calls. This was due to the fact that when the pioneers of Rueda de Casino started, they wanted to keep others from participating in their Rueda. Nowadays many local variations of the calls can be found. They can change from town to town or even from teacher to teacher.

Nowadays, Rueda tries to be more "inclusive" and not "exclusive" and, in at least Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia, Callers are choosing calls to coincide more with the regular calls made in Miami, parts of U.S.A., and Europe. Also, when instructors want to keep classes fresh and fun, they often make up new interesting calls. While this may decrease the fun of dancing rueda with people you just met, it makes for an expanding world of Rueda.

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