Rueda de Casino (“casino wheel“)
is a Cuban dance, where Cuban salsa is danced by several couples in a circle, following the commands from a caller. The caller is one of the dancers in the circle. Each rueda command corresponds to a dance figure, and whenever a command is called, all the couples start dancing the figure at the same time. Several of the commands results in a partner change, and in general partners are constantly changed in Rueda de Casino. Most figures are danced in couples, but figures may also be various formations with the dancers in the circle (videos with a few examples). See Wikipedia for more details about the devellopement of Rueda de Casino.
The Norwegian Rueda Standard (TNRS)
is a specific collection of common Cuban Rueda de Casino commands, consisting of two sets of commands: Core command and More commands.
Core commands are in Norway considered to be the most common Rueda de Casino commands among Cubans, and the videos on ruedastandard.no show the way they are danced. Most of these figures have been used for several years, and are also considered to be the ones most likely to be called in a social Rueda.
More commands are mostly other common commands, but some of these are more recent figures. This set also includes a few more complicated figures. TNRS is developed as a collaboration between dance schools, instructors and organizers in Norway.
This website, the video production and the regular updates are administrated by a team connected to SalsaNor, the initiator of TNRS.
For questions or input, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
History section – the historical developement of The Norwegian Rueda Standard
Credits list – the people involved with this project and the dance videos
Links – key rueda events and other rueda resources
Previous standard commands – list of the Rueda commands that has been removed from the Rueda standard
Where-to-dance? – list of the different dance groups and schools throughout the world that have informed us that they are using The Norwegian Rueda Standard when they are dancing rueda de casino. If you want to add a group to the list, please send us information.