36 Harbord St. Toronto, ON (Basement of Hillel) on UofT Campus
To join the class: attend the class 5 minutes before class start to register!
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Casino Rueda is a particular type of Salsa group dance and its origins are from Havana, Cuba. Pairs of dancers form a circle, with dance moves called out by one person, a caller. The circle will either start from "al Medio" (normal closed hold with all the couples stepping in and out of the circle) or from Guapea (stepping forward on the inside foot and backward on the outside foot, tangent to the circle). Some of the most common moves in Rueda include: Dame, Enchufle, Vacila, and Sombrero. - Wk
Demo of Casino Rueda:
About instructor Leon:
A recent engineering graduate from the University of Waterloo, Leon has been dancing on-and-off since the age of 13. His journey began with an hour of the cha-cha basic step at the back of a small basement room. Whether it was the strictness of the Russian woman running the class, the chitter-chatter of the other kids present, or the seemingly weird music playing that drew him in, Leon cannot say to this day. Since that first lesson, Leon has gone on to compete in, perform, and teach several dances, including cha-cha, salsa and bachata. He considers himself as much a student as a teacher, always seeking to learn something new and motivating his students to do the same.