SALSA Combination 05 Rueda
This clip shows an example of RUEDA. Rueda originated in Cuba and is a group dance in which the pairs dance in a circle. Each pair dances in a synchronised manner and change partners often. The presenter (Cantante) determines through loud shouts or hand signals which move will be danced next.
Target group: recommended level 4 (from age 13)
- Experience with movement and music
- Basic salsa step is introduced
- Examples from the category: "Short Dances"
Tips for implementation:
- It is also possible to use only parts of this sequence depending on the level of advancement of students
- Different forms of organisations add variety and take some pressure off the teacher as the "presenter".
- Play some music during the practice phase (motivation). The sound volume can be varied.
- The students can act as announcers
- Students can show their own moves related to the theme that they either already know or have created or arranged within their groups.
Tips relating to the music: further information can be found under the heading "Tips & methods" > Music
- For this example, several different music pieces are suitable. A clear rhythm with between 70 -105 beats per minute (BPM) is helpful.
- Good, motivating music is very important. Use songs that are currently popular every now and then. Bring faster and slower music to the lesson. These add variety and motivation to lessons.