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Sharon



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:04 pm    Post subject: New Casino Rueda Class - description of the moves / commands Reply with quote

What is Casino Rueda?

You may have notice that we have posted a Casino Rueda class for January 2009. If you are wondering what Casino Rueda is, it may be the most fun you will having dancing salsa!
Casino Rueda is a form of Cuban salsa danced in a round circle with 2 or more couples exchanging partners where one person calls out the turn pattern names. Every dancer in the Casino wheel executes the same moves at the same time and partner switches are constant. It is fast, fun and challenging.. Students must have completed level 2 to participate in this class. Consistent attendance is important as any absences will affect the entire circle.

Check out this example You Tube Video of a Casino circle to get a better idea of the dance.
Casino Rueda level 1 is offered on Tuesdays from 9-10pm at Empress Walk beginning Jan 20th, 2008.
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Miroslav



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had a chance to dance Casino Rueda and it was so much fun.

I definitely suggest to sign up for the class in January if you can.

Casino 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.

YouTube examples:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGeyW44i3Uc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQhbCjPcQEY

I am looking forward to it.

Miroslav
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vorada



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:30 pm    Post subject: Casino Rueda class - commands Reply with quote

It was really fun last night
Thank you Sharon
The only thing is I do not remember 1 word from instructor's commands, even it was few
Who knows all commands we went through last night?
It was 5 or 6
One was dame(dome) - not sure about spelling -- for change partners Smile
This one I remembered very well .

He will probably will repeat it every time in class but it will be more and more
So where I can find clarification of this fun?
Thanks in advance

Rada V.
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Miroslav



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it was really fun.

Here are the commands:

Para el Medio (To the middle) - step to the middle of the circle

Exhibala (Exhibit her) - the follower turns in the centre, then back out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VaQidFunVg

Exhibala doble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAPU9HdNEvk

Dile Que No (Tell her no) - cross body step
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMYyxrk2Qgg

Guapea - basic step
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esw07VyouU8

Dame (Give me) / Dame Una (Give me one) - move on to the next follower
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpQLbfl6c8E

Enchufla (Plug her) - follower's left turn and leaders move to the next follower
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptOJWseJM7s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jb8LRMPMfs

Enchufla doble (Plug her twice) - Enchufla, but the leader stops the follower with his right arm, then pushes her back, and repeats a normal Enchufla
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9b3b0CLaQE

I am looking forward to the next session.

Miroslav

Updated: I added some videos...


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vorada



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Miroslav
The problem is to remember all these Smile
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vorada



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:48 am    Post subject: Casino Rueda - Lesson2 Reply with quote

Hi Miroslav
We are waiting for second raund of explanation Smile
I remember just Sombrero from last lesson

Thanks
Rada
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Miroslav



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

If I am not mistaken, the last lesson we learned just 3 new moves and tapping on 4th and 8th beats. And since the video can tell much more that a text description, I took a time to find some YouTube examples of these moves:

Candado (Padlock)
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=mTd9v5VByRc
with ending like this:
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=1ONhWUVUmo0

Vacílala (Swing her)
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=rt_f52peZ7Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyhvPOqM9DY

Sombrero (Hat)
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=qWQ1QzAAYPg

The last 2 examples are from

http://ca.youtube.com/profile?user=salsajunkies&view=videos

where you can find much more...

Have a happy Casino Rueda dancing! Very Happy

Miroslav


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vorada



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:16 pm    Post subject: Casino Rueda - Lesson2 Reply with quote

Thanks Miroslav
Very helpful Very Happy

Rada V.
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Miroslav



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,

The fun continues. Smile Last class we learned 4 new moves:

Balsero (Ferryman)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SJmCHgl4as

Abanico (Fan)
I think we did this move a little bit differently. Here are some examples how others dance this move:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2HV7WCzPmM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLMHfoNLtf8

Adios (Good Bye)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=palabYHmKns
or with explanation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p29w1PoiKOE

Adios Con la Hermana (Good Bye to My Sister)
with explanation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udJo3Uwb7-c
or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N6cAi6W0qc

It would be nice to clarify the Abanico move...

See you next Tuesday!

Miroslav
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vorada



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:50 pm    Post subject: Rueda Reply with quote

awesome Miroslav
The only access to internet from work I have is this forum and youtube Smile
thanks

Rada V.
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Miroslav



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last class was mostly about the review. We learned only 1 new command:

Siete
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BWWP-qgN0w


Happy dancing!

Miroslav


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babalus_sundays



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:46 pm    Post subject: Casino Rueda Reply with quote

I think a lot of new casino rueda dancers worry too much about the names of the moves.

For example, I think "siete" is more often called "pancake" in Cuba. Depending on the region, city, or generation the person is from in Cuba, the same move can have many different names.

A lot of the moves that they do in casino rueda in North America come from Miami. Miami rueda calls come from an earlier time (1950-70's), when most Cubans immigrated to Miami. Later on, even some of the calls were invented in Miami adapting to North American salsa styles. "Miami style" now is really just a mixture of Cuban and North American styles. A few established casino rueda schools in Miami are quite antagonistic to newer casino rueda moves or new Cuban music, because they deem it "communist dance or music". Can you believe that?

The important thing is to have a good teacher who can teach the difference between casino salsa dancing and North American salsa dancing.

If you join a rueda, you will always have moves you don't know or you have never heard of. However, if you are a good casino dancer (as opposed to "salsa" dancer), you can pick them up quickly.

Even the most advanced casino rueda dancers won't know all moves. Of course, in a class, it is important that everyone do the same thing, because you are learning.

However, casino rueda is always evolving and changing. That's why, I love it. Learn from every casino rueda teacher and school. Take the politics out of salsa dancing.
Invent your own move.

I am forgot (which is the reason I registered). Remember Sunday Cuban Nights with DJ Billy Bryans at Babalus. Free Casino Rueda Lesson from 8:30pm with Sarita Leyva.
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SalsaConvert



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:22 am    Post subject: Casino Rueda in Babalu'u Reply with quote

I heard it is intermediate level class on Sunday, so those who have little or no experience in Casino Rueda should not try interfering with more advanced dancers there. After all, it's only fair to everybody.
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Miroslav



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Everybody,

The last class we learned:

Coca Cola

and we incorporated it into

Adios Arriba
Enchufla Arriba


The Coca Cola move can be performed with several variations. Here is an example of them:
from Front:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGW__PDm4n8
from Back:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHdFMnNxLLA


The "arriba" means "up", but here it means "the other way". Normally when the partners are changing, the leader goes counter-clockwise. But if "arriba" is called, the leader goes clockwise.

It means the "Adios Arriba" and "Enchufla Arriba" start as the regular "Adios" or "Enchufla" but on the end the leader goes clockwise instead of counter-clockwise to pick next partner.

I couldn't find a video with just these moves. But I found a video where:

At 1:14 they perform regular "Adios"
after that
At 1:19 they perform "Adios Arriba"
and
At 1:40 they perform "Enchufla Arriba"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkiAFN-VokI

Enjoy!

Miroslav
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vorada



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:13 pm    Post subject: Call names - some ideas Reply with quote

Hi Casino Rueda team
What do you think if next time the names of movements will be called by us? , not by Bong
Maybe it will be better for our leaders to get used with names and different voices Smile

Regards
Rada V.
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