Ruedatón Madrid – May 2023
On the weekend of May 20th and 21st, we organized the very first Madrid’s Ruedatón, following the models of the New York and Paris Ruedathon. We took a tour around the city, dedicating each day to a different theme. On Saturday, we toured iconic places such as Plaza de España, Temple of Debod, Royal Palace, Plaza de Lavapiés… On Sunday, we opted for a greener route, dancing rueda along Madrid Río park. Both days included a combination of large and small ruedas, different skill levels, and surprises. We created a website dedicated to the event! http://ruedaton.es
Here is a trailer of the final video:
International Multi-Flashmob Rueda de Casino – April 2023
On April 1st, at 4 PM, the International Rueda de Casino Day was celebrated worldwide, where thousands of people simultaneously danced rueda in different parts of the world. However, since that week coincided with holidays in many countries, it was decided that the organizers in each city had the option to hold it throughout the month of April.
We organized it for the 23rd, coincidentally the same day we held the Plaza de España Flashmob last year, which you can see below.
The event was once again a resounding success. 74 people participated, and we formed two large ruedas at Príncipe Pío. Here is a compilation video of the event:
Flashmob del Día del libro – April 2022
On April 23, 2022, we called upon the students to participate in a flashmob that we organized at Plaza de España, where we formed two ruedas, one at level 3 and another at level 1. As there were multiple sessions, almost 40 students ended up joining, resulting in very vibrant ruedas. For some, it was their first time dancing salsa in public, so we couldn’t be happier with their courage.
The ruedas were completely improvised. In the level 1 rueda, level 1 steps were called (😅), and in the level 3 rueda, steps from levels 1, 2, and 3 were called. The ruedas were simple, the goal was to have a good time and make it look nice, but as always, with flow.
International Rueda de Casino Multi Flashmob – March 2019
On Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. (local time) thousands of people danced Rueda de Casino/ Cuban Rueda across Asia, Africa, America, Europe, and Oceania. This year, we hosted in Madrid! There were almost 100 of us in the plaza Isabel II!
Description of event: Youtube
Winter Flashmob – December 2018
Our level 3, 4, and 5 students wanted to end the semester with a flashmob. So we took to the streets to spread some holiday salsa cheer with two ruedas next to la Puerta de Alcalá. Tons of people stopped their holiday shopping to watch, and a few even danced along with us! We are so proud that even students who have been with us for less than a year were excited to break out their skills in public. The first rueda was coregraphed by students and the second was completely improved. ¡Olé!
Photography, video, and names of the dancers in the video description -go to YouTube.
End of class practice – Octubre 2018
Our level 5 students start strong! They did a great rueda with a lot of flow, lots of difficult changes and some casino steps. We will continue working on the song’s intro and body. As you can see, even though it was a Monday night, they are killing it! Considering this is only their second class this fall, we can only foresee good ruedas coming up.
Video and editing by Dame2Salsa.
Cuban rueda at La Especial
We were asked by La Guapería Musical, a group who organizes timba and salsa events in Madrid, to participate in one of their events. We share La Guapería’s philosophy of promoting Cuban salsa in Madrid, as we try to promote through our Cuban rueda classes.
So, we did not approach this as a show, performance or as a way to advertise our school. We asked for some student volunteers to show everybody how easy and fun it is to dance rueda. Mission accomplished!
After our little rueda we taught some easy adornos to make sure that everybody could participate, and then got a giant rueda together with all of those who wanted to try it out.
Photography and video taken by William Mbakop. Names of the dancers in the video description -go to YouTube!
Flashmob Ventas 2017
As the grand finale of the 2016/2017 school year (June 10th-11th), we did several salsa flashmobs at Las Ventas in Madrid. Despite our nerves and the occasional mistake, it was really impressive and the public loved it! Of course, we were (and are) so proud of our students. Some of them had only been dancing for a couple of months!
Photography and video were taken by Alexandra Lunar and Christina Samson. All video editing was made by Cristian Barrio. Names of the dancers in the video description -go to YouTube!
Level 2 class
Adam Jamieson, our dear student, had the great idea of recording the practice rueda that we did at the end of one of our Level 2 review classes. We think it is a good resource for students to check their progress and see how it looks from the outside, even though it is now one of the old salsa videos.
Video and editing: Adam Jamieson. Names of the dancers in the video description -go to Youtube!