Casino salsa. A style to enjoy in a group
Dancing is an art and / or activity where they use body movement, generally with music, as a form of expression and social interaction for entertainment, artistic, reproductive and religious purposes over time; giving rise to music and dance who have been created and performed in conjunction with forms of dance / music such as Salsa, Waltz, Tango, Disco, Electronic, among others.
Salsa is a danceable musical genre that emerged from a group of Cuban son and other Caribbean music genres, with jazz and other American rhythms. The fusion that those from Africa carried out in the Caribbean when they heard European music and wanted to mix it with their drums. Those origins focus especially on the Mambo, the Danzó, the Cha Cha Chá, the Guaracha and the Son Montuno, later enriched with instruments such as the saxophone, the trumpet or the trombone. The people who gave rise to Salsa were the Cuban and Puerto Rican exiles who popularized salsa in New York back in the 1950s of the 20th century and then throughout the worl.
Did you know that the Salsa Casino is also known as the “Rueda de Casino”, a style of “Salsa” that is danced in Cuba, a dance for the son montuno or guaracha. It is very varied in its movements that just seeing someone execute it, our feet go away and it transmits to us as if it were something contagious and we start dancing too, a clear example is the Casino Wheels Festival.
The term “Rueda de Casino” is characterized by being a group dance where at least 2 couples are needed to form a circle where different figures would be made to the rhythm of salsa, merengue, bachata and the partner was changed in a rotation and synchronization; also by the direction of the singer or leader who is in charge of dictating the figures by name and the rest of the group must execute them at the moment and always tries to send or sing a little confusing turns, giving the feeling that it was very difficult or complicated if you see it from the outside but when we are inside the wheel it is really fun.
When dancing Cuban salsa it is made up of circular movements where the woman and the man see each other briefly and then change direction, so it is different from other styles of salsa since their movements are rather straight.
This pleasant and dynamic dance is determined that if he makes a mistake, the couple is eliminated and must leave the wheel; One of its advantages is that this dance allows everyone who practices it to do aerobic work, which apparently is not an exhausted physical exercise but improves coordination, attention and of course agility.
When we travel to Cuba, it is very common that on the days of Fiesta or Carnival, salsa casino dance competitions are held where the 2 wheels face each other, and the one that makes the least mistakes and has the greatest fluidity and beauty in their dance will be the winner.
So if you want to know more about the Salsa Casino, the best way to understand it fully is to practice it in an academy or in workshops and / or workshops of salsa events where they explain its history to you in a more comprehensive and practical way, learning to develop the steps in order to enjoy this dynamic dance.
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