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Ned Sublette in Cuba and its Music
What is Rueda de Casino?
What is Rueda de Casino? The base of it is Casino, a playfully seductive Cuban dance with many similarities to Salsa. Rueda de Casino is Casino danced by pairs in a circle with a 'cantante' leading the dance. It originated in 1950's in dance halls in Cuba, was popularized worldwide in the 80's and present day it is danced by kids on playgrounds and adults in nightclubs.
Bookoo Rueda Practicas
Practicas are a combination of instruction, guided practice and open social dance time. Casino is a party dance and we like to keep the party in it. Practicas start with the basics and get progressively more advanced. New dancers come early! Sundays 7-10 PM & Wednesdays 6-8 PM Learn More
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
"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