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La Rueda

Rueda de Casino is a style of salsa dancing that was created in Cuba many years ago. It is a dance for two or more couples, with one leader who calls out different movements or steps. When there  are more than two couples, the dance is done in Rueda (circle shape). This kind of dance is excellent for creating a social environment amongst dancers or the people watching, it is also a lot of fun!

 

To find the origins of Rueda de Casino we need to journey back in time.  In the XVIII century in Cuba, one style of dance, with European origins took it's place in all the dance halls. It was called Contradanza and is another type of group dance, with several couples dancing directed by one caller called a Bastonero.

 

 

 

Homero was the first teacher to bring 'La Rueda' (The wheel) dance to the UK in 1994, and this is now one of the fastest growing and most popular salsa dances in the country. In September 2003 his group won the national La Rueda Championship at the Equinox, Leicester Square.