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Rueda de Casino

Another modality of the Cuban music that enjoys a great international success is Rueda de Casino whose antecedents, like other Cuban genres, are in the French contredanse of the 18th Century.

It is a group dance that has been passed on from one generation to another. It is performed in a circle formed by some pairs, guided by a leader who commands turns and partner changes, following the Casino dance steps.

The choreographies distinguish the Ruedas de Casino. To make a rueda de casino its necessary at least two pairs and up to 20 or 30.

Rueda de Casino
is a local or social group dance because every area has a favorite leader with private turns and commands, that is why competition has been a fundamental aspect from its creation.

The sixties and the seventies were marked, undoubtedly, by a great increase of this Cuban rhythm, with its specific modality that nowadays is in fashion again, especially in Europe.