Rueda originated in Cuba, and the basic steps are similar to Cuban-style salsa. However, instead of each couple dancing individually, couples dancing Rueda form a circle (“Rueda” means “wheel” in Spanish) and perform moves together to the calls (and often hand signals) of one person known as the caller or “cantante”.
There is a strong communal aspect to Rueda, as all the dancers have to work together to execute the complex patterns and partner switches. This makes it very fun. Rueda is done in the nightclubs of Cuba and around the world. All you need to know is some basic moves and you can join the team effort.
The Rueda moves are easy to build on and because of the nature of the caller repeating the moves very quick to pick up. This is an all-levels class because all you need is to learn to walk and we will teach you the rest. If you do have a salsa background it will be an asset, and you may be upgraded to a different role, like caller or cantante. We accept role reversals too so if you are a leader that wants to follow or a follower that wants to lead you are welcome to join this class as well.
Join our waiting list by sending us a text with the word "rueda" to 604 612 2550
$24 + TAX
One group class
This is a drop in class for one person in person or virtually.