Category Archives: Cuban Salsa

Cuban Salsa: How to modify Rueda moves for social dancing

It’s a big misunderstanding to believe that so-called “Casino” moves used in Rueda de Casino actually comes from social 1-on-1 couple dancing. As a rule of thumb but with many exceptions, they don’t! On the contrary: “Casino” moves used in Rueda de Casino were made to be used in Rueda de Casino. The exceptions include basic figures like Enchufla and

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First Man Back in Havana

I hope to be the first Man back in Havana, or rather the first visitor, guest, tourist coming back. Ideally with the first flight, when international travel opens up again. March 24th 2020 Cuba locked down for tourists. I flew out the next morning. A couple of days before, the Cuban authorities started to transfer tourist from Case Particulares to

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Cuban Salsa: a move’s level seldom makes sense

Most dance schools have at least three levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Many have five levels: beginner, improver, two intermediate levels and advanced. Some dance schools just number their levels. So far it makes sense. But it mostly makes little sense to group Salsa moves, figures, combinations, turn patterns (all four expressions mean the same) into such categories except for

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