These ábaco figures correspond common street rueda figures (rueda de la calle). See explanation of the figures below.
fly, linea, rolin
los tres, sho’boun’
Echeverria con vuelta
ni pa’ti ni pa’mi
Explanations to the figures
|enchufla||Ladies enchufla steps + dame una.|
|Echeverria||Ladies step from Echeverria in rueda.|
|Echeverria con vuelta||Ladies step from Echeverria con vuelta in rueda.|
|dame directo||Take a long step forward on 2, and do 3 jumps back on 5-6-7. |
During the jumps, ladies use arms from mambo, and men use arms from rumba.
The rueda figure is a slight exception, including a partner change but no dile que no.
The ábaco figure is also an exception, with no rotation, even though the rueda figure includes a partner change.
|ni pa’ti ni pa’mi||Clap and touch the shoulder of your vecinos (neigbours)|
|fly||Baseball term. The figure is a clap on 1, in ábaco and rueda. In ábaco the orientation is forward.|
|linea||Baseball term. The figure is a clap on 1, in ábaco and rueda. In ábaco the orientation is forward.|
|rolin||Baseball term. The figure is a clap on 1, in ábaco and rueda. In ábaco the orientation is forward.|
|los tres||This figure is also called festival de fly, and it is the same as fly, linea and rolin on 1, 2 and 3.|
|sho’boun’||Cuban slang for “short bounce”. Baseball term. The figure is also called German Meas, after a famous Cuban baseball player. In this figure you clap on 1 under the leg you are not putting your weight on.|