Many local variations of the calls can now be found. The caller, who shouts the names of the moves that are to be danced.
More than nine or ten couples is inadvisable because it gets tougher to keep the circle at a circular shape. This can be used to initiate arriba, abajo, aburrete, pa' el medio, etc. The leader turns to the right under his arm and immediate goes for the next lady passing his last partner on the inside.
Some of the most common moves in Rueda include: In this text, 'In' and 'Out' refer to directions relative to the center of the Rueda circle. There are three groups of participants: Then step to the inside to pass them. Dancing clockwise is called ariba. Basically, everybody dances as a couple.
Then do a cross body lead to get back into the Rueda. It is a nice gesture to have at least one moment of eye-contact with your actual partner. The couples stand in a circle. The caller is usually a leader as well. Leaders put their right hand on ladies back and left hand on her right shoulder, move them to your left out of the way and start them on an inside turn.
The combination of elaborate dance combinations and constant movement of partners create a visually spectacular effect. Given the popularity of the music and dance, numerous Rueda de Casino dance groups appeared on the island made up of friends, family members, and professional dancers.
After she completes her move to the right side, and as the leader steps to the inside to pass her, with his right hand he taps the top of her right hand which he is still holding and then taps her forehead.
Same as an Enchufle, except you put your hands together and dive up to the next girl.
Closed fist held up, arm moves up and down, like pulling on a truckers horn, with pointer and pinkie fingers up; two fingers means double Same as above but after you start to bring her to the right under your left arm, stop her half way with the right hand on the back, and send her back.
Many dance schools continued its traditional form, while others adapted it to mainstream the dance. Partners in closed position. The followers, usually the ladies, who perform as the following elements in each couple. Unless otherwise specified, all turns refer to the ladies turn.
On the first beat of the second strofe, both step back, leaders left foot, ladies right foot so they are standing side by side, still holding hands. On second and third beat they both step back to the original position.
However, three or more couples is advisable. Rueda de Casino was born in the casinos of Cuba in the s to the sounds of the band "Conjunto Casino.