The term “Guapea” refers to the basic step.


  1. Function within Rueda: “Guapea” serves as the default or “home” step in Rueda de Casino. It is used as a starting point and a return movement between the execution of more complicated figures and turns. It allows dancers a moment of relative rest and repositioning, ensuring that they maintain rhythm and connection with the music and each other.
  2. Transitions: During “Guapea,” the caller can announce the next figure to be performed, allowing dancers to prepare for the upcoming moves. It acts as a rhythmic bridge and a visual cue for synchronizing the group’s movements.
  3. Variations: While “Guapea” is a basic step, it can be embellished with personal flair or modified slightly in different Rueda groups, depending on the style or the level of the dancers.

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