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Salsa Rueda with Karen and Michael


Salsa Rueda on Mondays at Lake Merritt Dance Center in Oakland

Salsa Rueda with Karen and Michael

Photo by Michael Menzel who visited us with his daughter Marie-Luis Menzel from Germany.

8:15-8:45pm
Salsa Rueda Level 2
No partner required. Intermediate Salsa Dance Experience required or Salsa Rueda Level 1 experience.
$5 drop-in.
Hall One. Lake Merrit Dance Center
8:45-9:15pm
Salsa Rueda Level 3
No partner required. Salsa Rueda Level 2 experience required.
$5 drop-in.
Hall One. Top Floor. Lake Merrit Dance Center
9:15-9:45pm
Salsa Rueda Level 4
No partner required. Salsa Rueda Level 3 experience required.
$5 drop-in.
Hall One. Top Floor. Lake Merrit Dance Center
Lake Merrit Dance Center Near Harrison Street
200 Grand Avenue (cross street: Harrison St.)
Oakland, CA 94610
Info: 925-705-4902 or info@karenandmichael.info

Salsa Rueda on Thursdays at Ashkenaz in Berkeley

Thursdays Ongoing Classes
7pm Salsa Rueda Intro.
this class will be ongoing beginning Jan 2014. In December it is a Salsa Casino Style Class.
No previous dance experience required.
No partner required. Couples welcome.
$5. Free if you are a regular in Karen and Michael's other Rueda Classes.
8pm Salsa Rueda Level 1
7pm Salsa Rueda Intro Class prior experience.
$5
8:30pm Salsa Rueda Level 2
7pm Salsa Rueda Level 1 Class prior experience.
$5
Ashkenaz, in the Back Studio, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley.
Back Studio is in the back of the ground floor at Ashkenaz, behind the main room. If the side door is locked, enter in the main entrance and tell the staff you are here for the salsa class in the back studio. Or ring buzzer at side door and we will buzz open the door.

Salsa Rueda and Dance Parties at Allegro Ballroom

Beginning in May 2014, Karen and Michael will be teaching ongoing lessons with Rodchata on his every 4th Saturday at Allegro and rotating with other teachers on 5th Saturdays at Allegro

4th Saturday, May 24th, 2014
8:30pm - 9:30pm Salsa Rueda lesson with Karen and Michael
8:30pm to midnight: 3 Party Rooms. Salsa Room. Bachata Room. Kizomba Room
Allegro Ballroom, Emeryville
5th Saturday, May 31st, 2014
7:30pm - 8:30pm Grand Ballroom. Salsa Rueda lesson with Karen and Michael
8:30pm to midnight: 3 Party Rooms. Salsa/Timba Room. Bachata Room. Kizomba Room
Allegro Ballroom, Emeryville

Salsa Rueda lesson, Live Show and Dance Parties at Ashkenaz

Friday April 25, 2014
8:00pm-9:00pm Salsa Rueda Dance Lesson with Karen and Michael
9:00pm - midnight Live Show and Dance party with Orquesta Dharma
Friday May 2, 2014
7:00pm-8:00pm Beg - Int Salsa Rueda Dance Lesson with Karen and Michael
8:00pm-9:00pm Int - Adv Salsa Rueda Dance Lesson with Karen and Michael
9:00pm - midnight Live Show and Dance party with Pajello Seco

About Salsa Rueda

Come join us for a fun evening with friends. Salsa Rueda is a particular type of round dancing of Salsa. It was developed in Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Pairs of dancers form a circle, with dance moves called out by one person, a caller. Many of the moves involve the swapping of partners.

Below is a video example of what Salsa Rueda looks like, as performed by Groupo America in VanCouver, Canada

Salsa Rueda Dance Patterns

These are some of the figures we teach, dance and review in the beginning portion of the class. You do not need to know these figures to join our Level 1 class

Level 1 & 2 Figures

Abajo (Para Abajo)
Adios
Adi—s con la Hermana (Prima Con La Hermana)
Candado
Combuya
Dame
Dame Abajo
Dame de Mentira
Dame Dos
Dame Dos con Dos
Dame Otra
Dame Uno con Uno
Derecha
Dile Que No
El Cero
El Ocho
El Foto
El Uno
Enchufla
Enchufla Arriba
Enchufla con Giro
Enchufla con Vuelta
Enchufla Doble
Enchufla PĠal Medio Con Dos
Enchufla Par Arriba
Enchufla y Dame
Exhibela Doble
Exibela
Exit with Dile Que No
Festival Adios
Festival Enchufla
Guapeando/Guapea
Izquierda
Kentucky
PaĠarriba (Candado)/dd>
Pase con los Manos (Dame Con Manos)/dd>
Se Fue (El Uno)
Silencio
Suena (Suenalo)
Vuelta

Level 3 Figures:

These are figures we teach, dance and review in the intermediate portion of the class. You do not need to know these figures to join our intermediate class

Abanico
Babosa
Balsero
Coca Cola
Dame dos con Giro
El Dedo
Dedo Con Alarde
Dip
El Atrevido
Enchufla con Bikini
Engancha
Fin
Guarapo Largo
Hasta La Tia
Hurac‡n
Juana La Cubana
Medio Sombrero
Monta–a
Pasea
Pasea Abajo y Arriba
Pasea Complicate
Ponle Sabor
Sambuca
Setenta Complicado
Siete Moderno
Siete Setneta
Sieto Loco
Sombrero
Sombrero con Laso
Sombrero Doble
Vacila
Vacila con Ella
Vacila Entrada
Vacilense Los Dos

Level 4 Figures

We also include advanced figures in the second half of our class. These are some of the figures we teach, reveiw and dance

Enrosca
Bebe
3 Way Stop
Sombrero Complicado
Setenta Complicado
El Sueter
Abrazala
Cadena
Ponle Sabor
El Dos
El Uno Complicado
Abrazala
Beso