Bookoo Rueda

"Though New Orleans was younger and smaller, it was the only town in the United States that could rival Havana for dance mania."

Ned Sublette in Cuba and its Music, talking about New Orleans in the 1800's.  
200 years later, and we still have that swing!

Founded in 2014,  Bookoo Rueda started on a dare. Challenge accepted.  Three years later we have had over 5K people come out to dance with us in community classes, flash mobs, in the park, at festivals, and out on the town.  What started as a dare turned into a mission.   

Dance Out Loud

Learn Cuban dance or refine your skills.  Learn to dance by dancing.  Come out to community classes offered in Central City and Uptown.  At least twice a week, take a break from life and dance!

Find Your Rhythm

Inspire Others

Community Classes

Central City

Wednesdays  6-9 PM 
Learn, Practice, Socialize
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd


Sundays 6-10 PM
Learn, Practice, Party!
FPCNO Fellowship Hall
5401 S Claiborne Ave  

Individual & Group Lessons

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'Fantastic Dance Classes'

Bookoo Rueda is a great group that is all about community, friendship, and learning how to dance! They provide fantastic Cuban dance classes and events that bring the community together because they are so warm and welcoming. ... Go to one of their lessons and see for yourself!"  Daniel Alvarez, Azucar! Dance Company

'They Carry the Torch'

"In a city that celebrates its own strong musical and cultural heritage, Bookoo Rueda helps carry the torch for Afro-Cuban traditions in New Orleans."  Papo y Son Mandao
(504) 621-0746
New Orleans, Louisiana

Connecting people, communities, and cultures through dance.

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