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UPDATED JULY 23rd, 2024
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THURSDAY
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TIMEINSTRUCTORWORKSHOPLEVELROOMDESCRIPTION
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1:00 - 1:55 PMRamsés & SandraSon CubanoOpenGrand BallroomSon Cubano fundamentals. Positions, guide types, and basic figures.
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1:00 - 1:55 PMNicole G.Rueda de Casino ConceptsIntermediateBlue BallroomTypical easy, relaxed, chill rueda - DQN style. Empathetic community rueda; how to call for a rueda that is enjoyable for both beginner and intermediate dancers. Empath Rueda.
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2:00 - 2:55 PMDaybert L.Son MontunoOpenGrand BallroomBasic structure of a son montuno song.
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2:00 - 2:55 PMSassan A.Rueda Casino Tocadof IIntermediateBlue BallroomTOCADOF dynamic transitions calling style. This style focuses on the transitions between elements in a figure, rather than the figures themselves. This frees dancers from memorizing long, intricate sequences. Instead, they learn to react to Sassan's calls, focusing on a smaller set of foundational moves. This method allows for more improvisation, flexibility, and ultimately, a more enjoyable rueda experience.
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3:00 - 3:55 PMMiguel D.CasinoImprovers IntermediateBlue RoomTraveling within casino, different figures we use to travel in casino: Paseos, saloneos, etc.
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3:00 - 3:55 PMEric J.BoleroOpenGrand BallroomBrief history of bolero music and dance, technique, musicality and basic steps.
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4:00 - 4:55 PMDC CasinerosRueda de CasinoIntermediateBlue BallroomRueda de casino of DC Casineros moves based on Guanaboca and Santiago Style ruedas
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4:00 - 4:55 PMRyan & SidneyCasinoOpenGrand BallroomChanging Time: Musical dancers switch between dancing a tiempo and a contratiempo if the music calls for it, and in this class you'll learn the what, how, and why of changing time.
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5:00 - 5:55 PMPANEL IHow to Represent Cuban Culture When You’re Not CubanTheaterStrategies for helping Cuban dance communities around the globe approach Cuban culture in a more authentic and ethical manner.
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FRIDAY
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10:00 - 10:55 AMRamsés & SandraCasinoOpenGrand BallroomIntroduction to casino in its most technical form - explaining the basic positions, casino's origin, and what makes casino casino.
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10:00 - 10:55 AMDiana R.Reversed Role Dancing for SwitchImprovers IntermediateBlue BallroomReview of essential Rueda moves and calls in reversed roles. This will include basic casino moves, rueda technique, dynamic partner changes, and a sprinkle of musicality.
*This workshop is recommended but NOT required to join the Rueda Switch workshop on Saturday.
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11:00 - 11:55 AMDC CasinerosSon CubanoImprovers IntermediateBlue BallroomTravellings in Son Cubano.
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11:00 - 11:55 AMJulio M.Essential Concepts in Casino IOpenGrand BallroomUnderstanding stepping forward in Casino and contextualizing it through generational differences. Ideal for dancers used to stepping back in Casino, this workshop will help you better apply and absorb the knowledge you’ll be acquiring in other CUBASON workshops, since all the instructors dance Casino in that style.
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12:00 - 12:55 PMDaybert L.MusicalityOpenGrand BallroomUnderstanding song structure and interpreting musical sections through casino dancing.
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12:00 - 12:55 PMKati H.YambúOpenBlue BallroomMain characteristics, traveling, and movements in rumba yambú, as well as primary distinctions, understanding the musical structure of the song with the coreographic structure of the dance.
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LUNCH TIME 1 PM - 2 PM
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2:00 - 2:55 PMSassan A.Rueda de Casino Small StructuresAdvancedBlue BallroomIntroduction to small structures (examples: Avenida, Linea Moderna) to use in a social setting with 4-6 couples maximum. We encourage several callers to attend this workshop to learn to call these small structure ruedas. Pre-requisite: Must know saloneo.
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2:00 - 2:55 PMDC CasinerosCasinoImprovers IntermediateGrand BallroomTurn technique inside of casino: Vacílala, Botella, Giro de Son, etc.
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3:00 - 3:55 PMKati H.GuguancóOpenGrand BallroomHistorical context of this style of rumba, choreographic and musical structure, technique, and movements.
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3:00 - 3:55 PMJulio M.Essential Concepts in Casino IIImprovers IntermediateBlue RoomExplore Casino variations displayed by Cuban bailadores through moves such as Guapea, Dile Que No, and understand how these variations transform the Rueda de Casino experience.
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4:00 - 4:55 PMRyan & SidneyMusicalityOpenGrand BallroomLearn some of the most common rhythmic patterns and accents used in Cuban music, how you can change your steps to reflect these rhythms, and when you can anticipate these rhythms based on the underlying structure of Cuban music.
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4:00 - 4:55 PMAlex T.Cuban Lady StyleOpenBlue RoomExpression and styling through Cuban music.
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5:00 - 5:55 PMPANEL IIPutting Cuban Voices at the Heart of Their Cultural ConversationTheaterThis panel will highlight Cuban voices, using their different perspectives to delve into the narratives and power dynamics shaping the state of Cuban social dances.
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SATURDAY
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10:00 - 10:55 AMDiana R.Rueda de Casino SwitchIntermediate AdvancedBlue BallroomRueda Switch - a style of rueda in which dancers are constantly switching between the leading and following roles (Participants in this class should be comfortable leading and following).
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10:00 - 10:55 AMAlex T.Cuban Lady StyleOpenGrand RoomExpression and styling through Cuban music.
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11:00 - 11:55 AMClarita & RamsésCasinoIntermediateGrand RoomAesthetic and Choreographic Resources for Leads and Follows in Casino.
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11:00 - 11:55 AMSassan A.Rueda de Casino Active FollowIntermediateBlue RoomActive Follow Role: Rueda in which the cantante calls moves to be executed by the follows as well as the leads.
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12:00 - 12:55 PMRamsés & SandraDanzonOpenBlue RoomIntroduction to rueda of danzón, illuminating the fundamental connections from danzón, to son, to casino.
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12:00 - 12:55 PMMiguel D.CasinoIntermediate AdvancedGrand RoomTwo-hand casino routine. Technical details of leading and positioning.
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LUNCH TIME 1 PM - 2 PM
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2:00 - 2:55 PMFlash Mob Rehearsal OpenBlue RoomFinal rehearsal to review all calls for our Sunday flash mob at Jackson Square.
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3:00 - 3:55 PMClarita N.Conga pa' cerrar!OpenBlue RoomBasic moves, musicality, and historical context of Conga, as done in Santiago de Cuba.
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