Contratiempo videos

We have made some videos to guide you on your way to mastering contratiempo. Cuban musicians will explain how to recognize both ‘tiempo’ and ‘contratiempo’, and help understand the connection between music and dance. Videos below.

  • Contratiempo #1, an introduction to tiempo and contratiempo from musicians to dancers.
  • Contratiempo #2, finding the rhythm in contratiempo music, listening to characteristic instruments
  • Rueda contratiempo demonstration, and how it is different from rueda de casino, danced ‘a tiempo’
  • Contratiempo music suggestions, for practicing contratiempo dancing

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