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Salsa Rueda Mondays at Lake Merritt Dance Center

Salsa Rueda Mondays

Salsa Rueda with Karen and Michael


Salsa Rueda on Mondays at Lake Merritt Dance Center in Oakland

We are reorganizing our Salsa Rueda Mondays and collaborating with another pair of great Rueda teachers. Classes will begin after August 1st. Stay tuned!

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

Past Salsa Events

Six Salsa Shows Series June-Dec 2015 at Ashkenaz
See Ashkenaz.com
Karen and Michael Partnership Newsletters
Karen and Michael's August 2014 Newsletter
Karen and Michael's April 2014 Newsletter
Karen and Michael's January 2014 Newsletter
Radio Interviews
Listen to archive of Julio Bravo and Karen Lile's radio interview on KPFA with Luis Medina.
Aug 14 to Sep 18, 2014. Hot Havana Nights at Ashkenaz featuring 6 Salsa Bands in 6 Weeks. Organized by Karen Lile and Max Lopez
"Hot Havana Nights" Cuban Salsa Series co-hosted by Karen and Michael. The six-week series runs Aug. 14 to Sep. 18 and features some of the best salsa bands in the greater Bay Area, with a different band each week and a range of stylistic variations on that Cuban-rooted salsa music theme. Each night includes a special Salsa Rueda dance lesson with Karen and Michael at 7:00 pm, with an extra charge ($5), in addition to the free (with ticket purchase) salsa dance lesson at 8:15 and live music at 9:00. All ages are always welcome. http://ashkenaz.com
Thu, Aug 14th: Orquesta Dharma CD Release Party.
Thu, Aug 21: Viento y Marea Ashkenaz debut.
Thu, Aug 28th: VibraSÓN. Ashkenaz debut.
Thu, Sep 4th: Tito y Su Son de Cuba.
Thu Sep 11th: Pallejo Seco
Thu Sep 18th: Los Boleros
Mark the date for March 26th, 2016for an International Rueda de Casino Flashmob. Organized by Karen Lile
Our first flashmob was on March 29, 2014 4pm International Rueda de Casino Day at Pier 39 in San Francisco
Our first Salsa Music day was on March 29, 2015 Salsa Music Day
Karen and Michael Partnership Newsletters
Karen and Michael's August 2014 Newsletter
Karen and Michael's April 2014 Newsletter
Karen and Michael's January 2014 Newsletter
Radio Interviews
Listen to archive of Julio Bravo and Karen Lile's radio interview on KPFA with Luis Medina.

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
Adios 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 P'al 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
Pa'arriba (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
Huracan
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