Untitled Document Salsa Casino Danced in Lines

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genre:  Salsa-Casino
video type: 
42 Minutes
Havana, Cuba
Boogalu Productions

Salsa Suelta means "loose salsa" - salsa danced without a partner. Similar to rueda de casino, salsa suelta is initiated when people want to party and dance together as a larger group. But instead of dancing in a circle as in rueda, salsa suelta is danced in lines.

This DVD features Cuban style salsa suelta inspired from the dance culture of the barrios of Havana. The moves have evolved from a variety of Cuban dance traditions including rumba, orisha dance, son, cha cha cha, mambo, casino, plus the more modern influences of timba and hip hop.

The steps, routines, and changes are initiated by a leader who can direct the action using a variety of techniques including: calling out the name of the moves - hand gestures - and demonstrating with their body. Leaders repeat the steps and moves long enough for followers to catch on. Followers imitate what the leader is doing and change steps when the leader changes.

DVD Chapters
• introduction
• salsa suelta performance
• salsa suelta basic steps
• combination moves advanced
• dancing on and off the beat
• combination moves beginning

Untitled Document


Rueda De Buen Aché - rueda de casino
Casinando - salsa-casino styling & instruction
Casino Cubano - cuban salsa instruction
Salsa Suelta - salsa-casino danced in lines
Danza-Boxeo - cuban salsa inspired by boxing
Mueve La Cintura - salsa-casino styling
Un Trio Inseparable - popular dances instruction
Danza Charanguero - popular dances demonstration
Pasos Provocativos - repertory of dance movement

Baile Wemilere - Orishas dance instruction
Rumbon Tropical - rumba party performance
U Laka Laka La - Carnaval La Habana 2003
Rumbambeo - afro-cuban rumba & folklore
Descarga Pi-Mozambi-Son - music jam session