- adentro y afuera
1. adentro y afuera
= in and out
The Norwegian Rueda Standard used to call this figure vamos abajo, but this was a bit confusing whether it ment going straight or from side to side while going backwards. Therefore we changed the name on the figure to adentro y afuera.Another quite common name for this figure is paseala p’abajo, which we wanted to avoid in the Rueda Standard to prevent confusion with the open position command paseala.
We have different views on how a Cuban rueda dancer would dance to the command vamos abajo, going straight or going from side to side (while dancing backwards). This also created confusion when this command was used, so it was replaced.
More about closed position.