Those dancers are being directed, and synchronized by a caller.
A caller needs to shout out moves… just in time… in a smooth sequence… and keep things moving well.
Preferably with surprises and humor! And don't forget giving timely prompts and tips to dancers.
However, with all these demands…
Rueda de Casino is just one of SO many dance forms alive in Cuba.
All of them are very expressive of the music: AfroCuban, folkloric, orisha, danzon, son, cha-cha-cha. Even reguéton.
And of course, solo salsa dancers are famous for dancing expressively with the music!
Sadly… Rueda de Casino stands apart: it is Cuban dance form MOST detached from the music.
It's just asking too much of the caller: think of all they do!
|skill||new caller?||good caller?||exceptional caller?||Ruedamatic!|
|call moves in time||*||**||***||***|
|think of moves||*||**||***||***|
|clear loud calls||*||**||***|
|expressive of music||*||***|
To the guy or girl who has has worked hard to become a good caller... congratulations! It isn't easy.
For you, there's something new to put in the mix.
Take a break...
... and try RuedaMatic!
RuedaMatic Editor is a PC app. For premium subscribers of Spotify, there is also RM-spot - a web player.
See how RuedaMatic makes it happen!
A bigger slice of rueda calling by RuedaMatic:
MORE TO COME:
Stay tuned for more about using RuedaMatic.
- How to download and install,
- add songs to the reportoire