- Advanced rueda workshop with Jose Raul (originally from Cuba) - part of Sunday Practica, various dates - see Seattle Casineros FB page for updates.
- Classes with Jose Carrion - ongoing, learn traditional Cuban dance
- Casino, Rueda, and AfroCuban classes with Reinier Valdes, Tuesdays & Wednesdays in the International District, with Wednesday 9 pm practica
- I hear Mark Lilly may be teaching Orisha dance, music & culture...look for posts on Seattle Casineros FB page
- There are frequent events at Club Sur, North City Bistro and some at other locations such as Musiquarium, Lake Chad Cafe, etc.
- See Seattle Casineros FB page for posts about upcoming events.
Seattle Rueda Sunday practice is at SalsaNSeattle tomorrow, May 8. However, NEXT WEEK, May 15, we will start the summer season by meeting outside at Wallingford Steps. As always, 4:30-6:30. From May 15 we’ll be outside through summer. Also, I believe Jose Raul is going teach an advanced rueda workshop on May 15 within practica – look for invite on FB.
When Jose teaches within Sunday practice, his workshop will be 5:00-6:00, pay what you will.
Hope to see all you dancing!
Jose Raul, a native Cuban who came to Seattle a few years ago from Boston, will be teaching advanced rueda moves as a special addition to Sunday Practica, on March 20 at SalsaNSeattle. Practica starts at 4:30. Jose will teach from 5:00 to 6:00. Practica will continue till 6:30. This will be a “donate what you wish” workshop. Come and have some fun with us!
Here’s a little info about Jose:
Cuban with 2 left feet, trained to dance casino and rueda in Boston through Boston Rueda, MIT Casino Rueda, and Metamovements Dance Company. If he could learn to dance, so can you! Jose has organized rueda de casino events and taught casino and rueda in Boston. He also brings his own Cuban flavor to calling.
We will resume on Feb 21.
I will be a teaching Level 1 (Beginner) series. It meets Jan 10, Jan 24 & Feb 7, from 3:00-4:30. See http://www.salsanseattle.com/#!rueda-casino-dance-classes-sea/cine for curriculum, registration and more info. This class focuses on the basics on rueda and casino, with an emphasis on lead/follow technique.
Level II meets on Feb 21, March 6 & March 20, also 3:00-4:30. Come for class and stay for practica!
By the end of Level II, students will know the 12 Building Block steps for casino partner dancing and rueda calls, and the the 7 Survival Skills for dancing in a rueda.
Sunday pratice at SalsaNSeattle is cancelled on 12/27. We’ll be there on 12/20, and we’ll resume in the new year on 1/3.
As usual, first hour is all levels welcome. Second hour is high-intermediate/advanced level.
During the first hour, there will be a focus on more basic calls, however advanced dancers are STILL WELCOME. Here are some ways to get the most out of it: It’s a great opportunity to practice calling, practice role reversal, work on technique…even to work on your peer mentoring skills. If there are enough advanced dancers the first hour they are welcome to dance in a separate circle.
There is INDEED Seattle Rueda Sunday practice at SalsaNSeattle this Sunday! 4:30-6:30. And we’ll have practice every Sunday though the holiday season
Seattle’s Cuban Dance Party – Salsa N’ Seattle Dance Studio
Dance to the latest Cuban Hits: Salsa, Timba, Son y Reggaeton. Hosted by DJ Dre and Ofer.
Free Dance Lesson at 9:30pm
Cover $10 – 21+
Sunday, Nov 1, there will be NO SEATTLE RUEDA SUNDAY PRACTICE. Nov 1 only, because the space at SalsaNSeattle is unavailable.
Tell your friends who want to learn rueda de casino (Cuban salsa in a square-dance-like format)…and anyone who wants to come to Sunday practica but needs a refresher: I will be teaching Level I (beginner/refresher) rueda de casino at SalsaNSeattle starting Sunday, Sept 27, 3:00-4:30. The class will meet every other Sunday. Come for class and stay for practica! http://www.salsanseattle.com/#!rueda-casino-dance-classes-sea/cine
Leads who want to learn to follow and follows wanting to learn to lead are also welcome.
The curriculum is on the SalsaNSeattle Rueda/Cuban Salsa web page — scroll down and look in the lower right. So folks who want to drop in or refresh their skills can see what steps will be taught when.