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  • 17 Jul 2017 8:41 AM | Bookoo Rueda (Administrator)

    In response to input from y'all, we are changing things up on Wednesdays.  Starting Wed July 19th we will move to Flambo, a restaurant and bar near Frenchman St and Dragon's Den.

    Wed July 19th is a dry run to test out the sound system and work out any kinks.  The official kick off will be Wed July 26th when Old New Orleans Rum will join us to offer a rum tasting and lessons in mixing.

    Drink, Dine, Dance!

    Drink specials, Cuban-inspired menu, Cuban music & dancing

    8 PM Cuban dance lesson, introducing the basic concepts and teaching new partner moves 

    The floor is open 8 PM - 12 AM. No cover.

  • 17 Jul 2017 8:21 AM | Bookoo Rueda (Administrator)

    Starting July 16th we shifted Sundays to start the open practica at 8 PM.

    Dance Out Loud 
    Bookoo Rueda Practica $5
    8-10 PM Sundays
    FPCNO, 5401 S Claiborne Ave
    Enter on Prieur St.

    Going forward we will start at 8 PM with a open lesson in Rueda de Casino that goes through the basic concepts of Cuban dance with an emphasis on fun.  
    The floor is open 8 - 10 PM - join the group, practice with a partner or do your own thing. 

    If you come early, you will see the team practicing.  We practice from 6-8 PM.  You are welcome to come on in and watch. 

    To help us keep track of stats and give us more time to dance (less time checking people in), it helps if you register in advance.  It is not required but it much appreciated!  To register, go to News & Events, click on the day you will attend and follow the prompts.

  • 2 May 2017 10:13 AM | Bookoo Rueda (Administrator)

    'Primero soy.  Luego soy musico, pintor y poeta.' - David D'Omni.  

    Join us at Ashe Cultural Arts Center Thursday May 4, 2017 6 PM - 10 PM and be ready to dance!  Start the evening with DJ Jneiro with hosts Denise Frazier and Hollywood.  Experience performances by Jose Fermin Ceballos, Cuban Free Hop artist David D'Omni, and New Orleans legend Deacon John.  Preview the documentary, The Black Roots of Salsa and get into that Cuban to Congo Square groove with Bamboula 2000 featuring Alexey Marti, David D'Omni, Deacon John and Jose Fermin Ceballos.

    Bookoo Rueda is branching out!  Together with Susanne Hackett, we will be there showcasing a piece that highlights David's art and pays tribute to the culture bearers, musicians, and artists.

    $15 All Ages

    Discounted $10 tickets available in advance - contact us at (504) 621-0746 or

  • 2 May 2017 10:11 AM | Bookoo Rueda (Administrator)

    Jazz & Heritage Stage!

    Bookoo Rueda will be out at Jazz Fest with Papo y Son Mandao on the Jazz & Heritage Stage.  

    Alexis "Papo" Guevara is from Yaguajay, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba.  With "Son Mandao," his repertoire includes Latin Jazz, Salsa, Cha-Cha-Cha, and Son Cubano.

    Learn More

  • 2 May 2017 10:08 AM | Bookoo Rueda (Administrator)

    Reminder!  We are taking a break this week and going to Jazz Fest.  There will be no community practicas on Wed May 3rd and Sun May 7th.  

    See you next week!

  • 13 Apr 2017 11:13 PM | Bookoo Rueda (Administrator)

    As we roll through festival season into Jazz Fest with its focus on Cuba this year, Bookoo Rueda is keeping busy!  This weekend we open the show again at La Noche Caliente at Three Keys at the Ace Hotel for Margie Perez and Muevelo!

    • 7 PM Happy Hour at Victory Bar
    • 9 PM Bookoo Rueda has the floor at Three Keys
    • 10 PM - 2 PM Live Music with Muevelo feat. Margie Perez and Fredy Omar

    Then next Wed April 19th, we are on the move meeting at Lafayette Square for Wednesdays in the Square followed by a rooftop movie at the Catahoula Hotel.

    AND!  Sunday April 23rd we are back in City Park!  While the weather holds, we are taking it back outside again.  Una bulla!

  • 11 Apr 2017 9:01 PM | Bookoo Rueda (Administrator)

    Today Bookoo Rueda joined the Caribbean Vernacular and Social Dance class at Tulane to introduce them to Rueda de Casino.  I've never noticed just how many of the basic calls reference baseball until teaching baseball players today.  The pitchers, short stop and dance majors all did a phenomenal job! 

  • 26 Mar 2017 10:55 AM | Bookoo Rueda (Administrator)

    For dancers who want to accelerate their learning, refine technique, or prefer more detailed, technical and customized instruction, we offer individual and group lessons!

    To schedule, you will need to be a Bookoo Rueda Member  Learn more about individual & group lesson Here.

  • 23 Mar 2017 10:30 PM | Bookoo Rueda (Administrator)

    Bookoo Rueda takes over Top Taco!  Find us on, and in the Gambit along with Los Poboycitos, Muevelo, & Otra!

    17 dancers from Bookoo Rueda joined Top Taco staff and Beam Sunatory in making the festival a success and raising tens of thousands of dollars for One Heart NOLA. Photo Gallery
    Gambit Video


(504) 621-0746
New Orleans, Louisiana

Bookoo Rueda was founded in 2014 on a dare.  That dare became a mission.  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization connecting people, communities, and cultures through dance.  We take dance out of the studio and into the community.

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