|In open position there is some distance between the two in the couple. They still hold one hand together (leaders left hand and followers right hand).
Guapea is the name of the basic step in open position. Most of the rueda figures start from this position.
A few of the figures start when the partners are side by side, which happens for example when you change partner with the figure “dame una”.
|Side by side
dile que sí
= tell her yes
The opposite of dile que no.
This figure takes you from open position to closed position.
The caller should call another command before this one ends.
If not, the next move should be whatever is considered the most basic in closed position, which might very well be vamos arriba.
New figure in the 2017 Ruedastandard update.
Patineta is similar to patin pa’mujeres, and replaces patin pa’mujeres as a core Rueda figure in the Ruedastandard.
Patin pa’mujeres is moved out of the core section to the intermediate level, and it is easier to learn if you already know patineta.
Patineta also seems to be more known among Cubans than patin pa’mujeres.
= small cuban (male, female)
= good bye
saca la vecina
= pick up the neighbour girl