This class is taught on a monthly cycle. No drop-ins, pre-registration required. All classes taught by Rob Hilario.
BEGINNER LEVEL: No experience necessary.
Wednesdays at 7:30 pm || 116 SE Yamhill St
Thursdays at 6:30 pm || 116 SE Yamhill St
1-2 months of experience, and/or familiarity with the basic steps of Casino. You must know the footwork for Enchufla, Exhibe, and Dile Que No to thrive in this class.
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: Must know the footwork for Vacila, Exhibe, and Pasaela to thrive in the Intermediate Level class.
Thursdays at 7:30 pm || 116 SE Yamhill St
Have you been taking Rueda de Casino classes elsewhere, but feel unsure of yourself when dancing outside of a called circle? Having trouble leading or following your partner when Casino dancing socially?
Have you been taking Rob's Beyond Beginner Partnering Class and have the basics down, and are looking to make more progress?
If either of the above apply to you, then you're ready for the Casino Partnering - Intermediate class!
Learn the following Intermediate concepts on Tuesdays at 6:30pm -
A common misunderstanding about Casino (Cuban-style dance) is that it is only done as a group (i.e., Rueda de Casino).
In reality, many of the calls you learn in the Rueda can be led and followed in a partner setting, and you'll find yourself partner dancing 95% of the time at places where Casino-style dance is held. Obviously, the concepts you learn in either class will help you if you end up taking Rueda classes, as well!
Among other things, you'll learn:
-How to communicate with your partner as a lead and follow
-The necessary footwork you need to know for all the foundation Casino turn patterns
-The differences between Timba music and salsa music
-Body isolation - adding "funk" to your Casino dance