Cuban Salsa is enjoyed by all ages and spreads happiness and energy when enjoyed with good company and good music.
Our salsa classes consist of this Cuban style Casino dancing (Cuban name for Salsa) which grew from Son, Cha cha chá and Rumba. The understanding and spontaneous use of the rich Afro-Cuban dance vocabulary and music is what gives Salsa its life, not the dances mechanical techniques. We teach our students a large vocabulary of dance movements, including isolations and movements of different body parts as legs, hips, shoulders, upper-body, arms etc. Students will be exposed to different types of music within the salsa world, preparing them for social dancing.
Salsa is one of Cuba's most popular dances evolved throughout the years. More recently, both the dance and the music have been influenced by and fused with the other Cuban music genres as Rumba, making the dance rhythmically richer and embodying new movements.
The most common type of music played while dancing Casino (Cuban Salsa) is called Timba. Casino can be danced to any kind of Salsa music, but Timba fits it the best. Timba was created in Cuba and is derived from Son, as all Salsa music. Timba became really popular in the 1990´s and continues to be so today. It is not often played in salsa venues because some find it hard to dance to unless you dance casino. One of our missions is to educate people in the Bergen area about this type of dance, music, and culture by slowly integrating Cuban music at numerous venues.
We love to have fun & hope to help people feel comfortable on the dance floor!
Rueda de casino
Rueda de casino is a fun and exciting dance that originated in Cuba somewhere around the 1950´s. In the beginning it was not Salsa but Son, Cha cha chá and others which were danced. Rueda is the Spanish term for wheel, hence its circular formation.This creative form of dancing was later applied when dancing Salsa.
Rueda dance typically consists of multiple couples who dance the same combined figures and moves in a circle (rueda) intermixed with frequent partner exchanges. The moves done in the circle are called out by the “caller” who is responsible for keeping the circle moving.