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

Rueda de Casino in New Orleans

Rueda de Casino?

What is Rueda de Casino?  The base of it is Casino, a playfully seductive Cuban dance that could be considered an older first cousin to modern day Salsa.

Rueda de Casino is Casino danced by pairs in a circle with a 'cantante' leading the dance. It is a game of call and response -dynamic, fast-paced, and surprisingly addictive!    

Bookoo Rueda Practicas

Take a break from your week and dance! We host 2 practicas every week.  Rain or shine, we dance.
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On the Move

We take dance out of the studio and into the community, so we created a mobile app to let you know where to find us next!  Get the App

La Noche Caliente

Every month we take Cuba to the dance floor at the Ace Hotel New Orleans.  

Join us at Three Keys lounge.  Live music with Margie Perez & Muevelo.  No cover! Dance with Bookoo Rueda when the doors open at 9 PM and tear up the dance floor with Muevelo until 2 AM.  See News & Events



'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

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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