The Wheel

Originating in Havana, Rueda (Spanish for "wheel') is a style of Cuban Salsa where several couples dance in a circle. The dance moves are called by one person, and the couples dance a specific pattern before swapping partners.

Rueda originally comes from the French Contradanza, which was famous in the 18th Century and was very popular at Cuban society balls. Rueda de Casino became a national phenomenon after Rosendo, choreographer and dancer of the “Ballet de la Television Cubana”, presented it in the televising program Para Bailar in 1980.

Minimum two couples are required to dance the Rueda de Casino, but there is no upper limit to how many couples there can be. When dancing Rueda, it is important not to do too many or too complex turns. The leader’s originality can be shown by leading the "wheel" gracefully and creatively, decorating the instructions with expressions or small stories, which make the Rueda a dynamic, vibrant and spicy experience.

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Class Schedule

Thursdays, 23 February - 30 March 2017 Time: 8pm - 9pm

What you will learn
  • Perfect the advanced Rueda steps
  • Gain confidence on the dance floor
  • Learn to lead or dance with a partner
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher
  • Mastery over advanced Rueda dancing techniques

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn!
What to wear

Comfortable dance clothing that won't restrict your movement

Appropriate for

Intermediate Level Salsa dancers with some Rueda experience is


Havana Dance Academy

Vendor since 2016

Havana Dance is the academy of choice if you want to learn authentic Cuban styles of dance including Salsa, Son, Rumba, Afro-Cuban, Rueda de Casino, Cha-cha-cha, Mambo, Pilon, Mozambique, Reggaeton and other iconic styles.

Our classes are taught by our team of experienced, friendly and well trained instructors at a choice of venues. In our classes you will not only learn the steps but also how to interpret the music and express yourself while dancing.

We welcome students of all levels from absolute beginners to advanced dancers. You can come with a partner or come alone but come prepared to have fun and meet great people!

For those who want to experience Cuba like a local, we also offer tailored dance and cultural holidays to Cuba to expose you to the very best of Cuban music and dance as well as an opportunity to learn, improve and practice your Cuban dance styles with one of the premier dance companies in Havana.

Join us and enter a new world where you will experience the passion, energy and sensuality that is Cuban dance.

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