A general command is not a specific figure, it is more a principle applied to other figures or commands. For example, the commands “repíte” repeats the previous command. The challenge and fun is to find good combinations for the general commands.
The command repite is used to do repeat the previous figure. It is commonly used for the shorter figures, like exhíbela.
It may also be used for commands with long names, like patin pa’mujeres, or a sequence of commands, like enchufla y arriba y dos abajo, – especially to save time if the music is fast.
If a caller calls out a command that some of the coulpes misses or something else goes wrong, calling repite afterwards is a common way to signal to the dancers in the rueda that they get another chance of making the figure right.
- bota(la) > repite
- exhíbela > repite
- sacala > repite
- una media > repite
- un fly > repite
- dame (una, dos) > repite
- damela directo > repite
2. festival de …
= festival of …
The command festival de… is used to make three repetition of a certain figure (to be called with the command).
Normally there is one clap after the first time, two claps after the second time, and three claps after the third time.
However, exceptions exits, like in Echevarria y festival de fly, which are three claps following each other.
- festival de pelota
- festival de panqué
- Echevarria y festival de fly
- festival de enchufla (same as festival de pelota)
The command mentira! is used to abort a command that is given. In most cases it is just the caller playing around, but in some cases it is also used to clean up a chaos. For example if the caller discovers that he gave one command but started doing another figure, then he might abort with mentira! (or quédate)
- enchufla > mentira!
- dame > mentira! > enchufla
- una media > mentira! > dame > mentira!
More about general commands.