Ideally you will start in a Beginners’ classs, then progress through Improvers, then Intermediates to the Advanced class, but there are no rigid rules so speak to me when you feel you are ready to move up a class.

The moves are nearly all known by their Spanish names but don’t be put off because after a little while it all becomes second nature. The names are the calls given when we all dance together in rueda (the cuban wheel). With a few tweaks all the moves can also be done when you are partner dancing.

Here are examples of the moves that are taught within the different classes. I aim to include a mix of old favourites plus new moves in each of the classes. In that way you can build your repertoire progressively. We do not expect perfection only enjoyment! Have fun!

Syllabus for the different levels
Beginner Improver/Intermediate/ Advanced
  • Dile que no
  • Inside Turn
  • Croqueta
  • Sacala
  • Lola
  • Exhibela
  • Guapea
  • Dame
  • enchufe
  • Pasan las manos
  • Caramelo
  • Chocolate
  • Abajo
  • Arriba
  • Sombrero
All beginner moves plus:

  • Kentucky
  • Coca Cola
  • Dame dos
  • Cadaneta no
  • El dos
  • Festival de pelota
  • Enchufe doble
  • Enchufe al medio
  • Cero
  • Ocho
  • Adios
  • Adios con la hermana
  • Dame p’arriba
  • Enchufe p’arriba
  • Bayamo
  • Dame por fuera
  • Enchufe para Espana
  • Dame me gusta
  • The Feast
  • No le lleges
  • Enchufe y quedate
  • Un tarro
All improver moves plus:

  • La rosa
  • Escalera
  • Lombriz/Se quedo/P’arriba
  • Siete loco con coca cola
  • Completa complicado
  • Dame tres
  • Saludos
  • Bayamo por abajo
  • Adios con toda la familia
  • Festival de adios
  • Siete pose
  • La ruleta
  • Rosca
  • Paseala
  • Dos con cuba
  • El dedo
  • Montana
  • Patin
  • Treinta y tres
  • Setenta
  • 2 unfold
  • Mariposa
  • plus many many more…..

Please speak to me when you feel you are ready to move up a class.

Once you have mastered all these, and can call the moves, you are ADVANCED. Go dance!


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