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Merengue & Rueda Workshop

Merengue & Rueda Workshop

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When:

  • Sat 29 Feb ’20, 2:00pm – 5:15pm

Where:

Soul Studio, 40 West End, Kaikoura

Restrictions:

All Ages

Website:

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Kaikoura Workshops with Salsa Groove.

Here's your chance to learn Rueda de Casino & Merengue with teacher's Gary & Karen from Salsa Groove Marlborough. Learn some fun & exciting moves that will take your dancing to the next level and also great use on the social dance floor!

Workshop timetable:
2:00pm-3:30pm - Merengue
(15 mins break)
3:45pm-5:15pm - Rueda de Casino

Workshop cost:
1 x workshop $10
Special Deal - do both workshops for $15

Pre-register now!
Click on the link for registration form & payment details.

Contact: Karen Knofflock (Salsa Groove Marlborough)
Phone - 0273090268
Email - salsagroovenz@gmail.com

Merengue is taught as a minor component of the Beginners classes to familiarise dancers with dance rhythm and dance holds using a simple step. Social dance nights and parties always include some Merengue dancing. It is good for getting less experienced dancers out onto the floor, yet can still be enjoyed by all. Merengue originates from the Dominican Republic and has a 2/4 time signature, meaning the step is 1,2,1,2... The tempo of erengue is around 120-150 beats per minute.

Rueda de Casino (Rueda,Casino Rueda,Salsa Rueda) is a type of round dancing of Salsa. It was developed in Cuba. Pairs of dancers form a circle, with dance moves called out by one person,a caller. Many moves have hand signs to complement the calls; these are useful in noisy venues. Many moves involve the swapping of partners. The names of the moves are mostly in Spanish, some in English (or Spanglish).

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