Learn the Cuban basic step known as Guapea in this video lesson. Guapea is danced in both Casino and Rueda de Casino.
Cuban salsa (salsa Cubana), also known as casino, traces its origin as a partner dance from Cuban son, fused with partner figures and turns. As with the son, danzon and cha cha cha, it is traditionally, though less often today, danced "a contratiempo". This means that no step is taken on the first and fifth beats in each clave pattern and the fourth and eighth beat are emphasized. We’re thrilled to incorporate Miami, Havana, Santiago and Rueda styles into this series.