The Rueda Standard has been updated every third year since the start in 2002 (details about the history). As announced on this website and in social media, the latest update process started in 2016 and finished at the SalsaNor Rueda Congress 2017 in Stavanger, first weekend of September.


new figures in 2017

Here are the changes in the Rueda Standard from 2017:

See the new figures in the YouTube video playlist, one new video every week!

General changes

  • Name is changed from “The Norwegian Rueda Standard” to “ – Cuban Rueda de Casino”.
  • The logo is updated.
  • Layout on the printable Rueda Standard document is changed, now on 3 pages.
  • All the Rueda structures taught at the annual SalsaNor Rueda Congress (since 2002) will be described with text, illustrations and video.
  • For Rueda structures, only transit commands are standardised, not the structure itself.

New figures

  • patineta
  • pelota loca
  • enchufla contra mambo
  • enróscala
  • babosa
  • enchufla para hombres
  • enchufla con palma y pata’
  • Esquina de Tejas
  • linea, rolling
  • paseala y al revés
  • vacuna (enchufla con rumba y vacuna)
  • enchufla flip (Rueda por fuera)
  • .. la vecina
    Examples of combinations:

    • vacila la vecina
    • vacuna la vecina
    • prima con la vecina
    • saca la vecina

Changes to existing figures

  • cero – figure is changed
  • cero con giro – new name, old figure
  • vamos arriba (tiempo España) – separated into two figures: vamos arriba and tiempo España arriba
  • abajo (tiempo España) – separated into two figures: abajo and tiempo España abajo
  • vacílala con giro – used to be vacílala y bota

Removed figures

  • croqueta y aspirina
  • amistad complícate
  • vacílala completa
  • paseala por Bayamo
  • consorte
  • seis y nueve
  • la prima cruzada
  • cangrejo
  • Bayamo por Matanza
  • quédatela
  • enróscate
  • tienda de sombreros




Videos of the new figures will be published during the fall 2017 at Subscribe to receive notifications. 

One new video is added every Wednesday from Sep 20th!

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