This is a rueda structure where the roles (lead and follow) are being switched.
Depending a bit on how it is used it is called rueda switch or rueda confusión. ‘Confusión’ means ‘confusion’.
The role switches are similar to rueda transvesti / rueda sopresa, but there is a major difference:
- confusion / switch:
In the transition you don’t change your steps but you change from dancing on 1 to 5.
After a switch the new leader (the original follower) now starts leading on 5, stepping forward on the left foot. The new follower steps bakc on the right foot on 5. (Another switch will change back to dancing on 1, with the initial roles.)
- transvesti / sopresa:
In the transition you step on 8, so you keep dancing on 1 (or 5, whatever you were dancing on).
A transition (travesti or sopresa) is commonly done from guapea. And after a transition the new leader (the original follower) now step on 1 with the left foot, and the new followers step on 1 with the right foot.
There are several ways to switch roles in rueda confusion | rueda switch:
- easy switch: switch from guapea by turning to la vecina/el vecino
- switch: switch when changing partner by the leader passing the new follower partner and backing to her right side into dile que no with switched roles
- dile que no switch / confusion: switch in the middle of a dile que no, like in the rueda figure por mi por ti
- dame directo switch: a regular dame directo, and in stead of meeting the hand of the new partner go directly to dile que no with switched roles
- enchufla y arriba switch: a regular enchufla y arriba, adding an exhíbela turn for the leader, and then directly to dile que no with switched roles
- + still develloping..