rueda makes the world go round !
Rueda [roo-e-da] means 'wheel' in Spanish, and is the way we dance salsa in a group. Couples make a circle and change partners to called moves. It's a great way to meet your classmates and improve your timing, because everyone has to do the same moves simultaneously! We finish most classes with a rueda circle.
These lists are just to jog your memory. Roughly in order of learning...
intro level rueda mirrors the warmup step patterns:
basics – forward & back
left – guys on 1, girls on 5
right – guys on 1, girls on 5
beginner level rueda reinforces the moves you're learning with your partner:
zero – guys on 1, girls on 5
shimmy (& practice rolling your Rs!)
treinta y tres
dame OR dame una [dar-may oona]
enchufla & enchufla doble
enchufe el centro
enchufe con vuelta
pise & pise doble
booya (a loud shout!)