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Salsa & Rueda de Casino, Thursdays in Huntington Beach!
Last edited: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
FREE SALSA CLASSES
Rueda de Casino AND ON1 LA Style Salsa
Every Thursday @ 8:45PM!
Dos Toros Mexican Grill
221 Main St. HB, CA
Join in for a fun night of dancing, learning, and socializing. Bar/Grill is open early for dinner and later for drinks.
Come early for dinner and stay later for drinks and dancing.
Support the night as we pave way to create your Thursday night spot for salsa dancing and learning in Downtown Huntington Beach. No other place like it!
DJ Sazón plays mostly Salsa styles including Timba, Colombian and Commercial Puerto Rican Salsa, as well as other Tropical flavors - Choque, Hard salsa, Dominican and Peruvian salsa, Chachacha, Bachata, Reggae, Merengue, All styles of Cumbia, and requests! Progressing to a fun latin mix toward the end of the night. Come early and stay until the last song.
Thursdays ends at 1AM, with last call at 12:45AM!
Bring a friend or two. Sit, watch, listen, enjoy, or participate. It's always a good looking crowd with excellent ambience. Try the Carlitos Micheladas! The best around!
Rueda de Casino Wiki:
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. Most moves involve the swapping of partners, where the partners move around the circle to the next partner. The combination of elaborate dance combinations and constant movement of partners create a visually spectacular effect.
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. Although the names of most calls are presently the same across the board, the different towns in Cuba use their own calls. This is because the pioneers of Rueda de Casino wanted to keep others from participating in their Rueda. Many local variations of the calls can now be found. They can change from town-to-town or even from teacher-to-teacher. There are many different variations of moves in Rueda de Casino.
The circle will either start from 'al Medio' (normal closed hold with all the couples stepping in and out of the circle) or from Guapea (stepping forward on the inside foot and backward on the outside foot, tangent to the circle). Some of the most common moves in Rueda include: Dame, Enchufle, Vacila, and Sombrero. You can readily find an extensive list of Rueda de Casino moves in various websites. There are different hand motions that the caller can signal in case one's voice cannot be heard over the loud music. For example, the hand signal for Sombrero is the caller tapping the top of his or her head. This move is signaled when everyone in the circle is stepping backward.
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