The two upper videos contain figures in closed position from rueda, and the two lower videos are from open position.
adentro y afuera / aguajea / paseala
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Explanations to the figures
|exhibela||Exhibela in ábaco is danced the same way as the women do in rueda – a right turn on 5-6-7. |
Note that the direction is to the right, as it also is for the women in rueda when in closed position.
By the end of the figure another call should be issued.
If not you resume to the previous basic step pattern, usually al centro, vamos arriba/abajo or adentro y afuera.
|adentro y afuera||Adentro y afuera in ábaco starts to the right, like exhibela, but you turn left and return. |
The movement continues until another call is issued.
Note that there are several calls for this figure. The most common are adentro y afuera, paseala and aguajea.
If the caller modifies the figure using por abajo, the ábaco figure of adentro y afuera continues without any change.
|americano||The footwork and the turning pattern of americano in ábaco is the same as for the men in americano in rueda.|
Note that the movement is now to the left (oppsite as americana in ábaco), and that the turning starts on 7, so slightly earlier than usual.
|americana||The footwork and the turning pattern of americana in ábaco is the same as for the women in americana in rueda.|
|a lo cortico||A lo cortico in ábaco is a series of dame por la mano, like in rueda.|
|dame por la mano||Dame por la mano in ábaco is dame una, |
where you touch both of your neighbours’ hands on 7, at the end of the rotation.
Since you touch the hands at the end of the rotation, it is actually the person that is in front of you and the one that is behind you when dame una starts that you end up touching the hands of.