Dancing on the Square Heritage Square, Wednesday summer evenings 7:00 - 10:00
(beginner's moves are underlined; video clips are from www.billqvist.de; videos require VLC Media Player or QuickTime)
arriba- up! change direction, go the opposite way
para el medio - towards center of rueda
para abajo - to the rear (usually: closed hold, guys salsa step while girls cumbia step)
dile que si - pass the girl from your left to your right with an underarm turn (usually called as "enchufe")
dile que no - pass the girl from your right to your left
dame una - give me one video
adios - closed hold, guys go around and duck under your left arms, pass to next girl video
enchufe - dile que si, pass to next girl video
enchufe doble - dile que si, stop her, dile que si, pass to next girl video
vacilala y dame una - tap, girls spin clockwise, guys pass to next girl
dedo, guarapo y bota - girls inside turn and change places, guys spin left and neck wrap, couple rotates clockwise, pass to next partner
una bulla - a noise (hey!)
cucaracha - stomp on the cockroach! (aka pisen) video
mosquito - clap on the back step
guapo - dile que si, dile que no (aka enchufe sensillo) video
rovertigo - dile que si, girls do two clockwise pivot turns, dile que no
exibala - closed hold, girls do two clockwise pivot turns while guys side step
adios con la hermana - closed hold, guys go into the rueda, girls go into the rueda, guys step forward, dile que no video
vacila (la) - tap, girls spin clockwise, dile que no video
vacilence los dos - tap, girls spin clockwise as guys spin counterclockwise, dile que no video
evelyn - closed hold, guys ronde and switch hands behind your back, dile que no
sombrero - right hands over left, girls do two clockwise turns, end up in sweetheart position, release hands, dile que no
balsero - two sombreros
los dos - switch hands right to right, enchufe, bring girls behind and grasp left hands, cumbia step twice, guys raise right hand over your head, sombrero to finish.
siete - girls turn clockwise, cuddle, turn back out
setenta - enchufe (break girl's arm), walk around her, girls outside turn, guys neck wrap, dile que no
el dedo - right to right, girls inside turn and change places, guys enchufe and ronde, guapo
montana - el dedo with two hands, sweetheart finish
al fin - enchufe, guys drop left knees and extend left hands, girls sit and raise right hands (to end dance)
abrace - guys raise right hand, cuddle partner against left shoulder (to end dance)
fiesta de enchufe - enchufe, clap once, enchufe, clap twice, enchufe, clap thrice
enchufe con dos al medio - enchufe, guys step into the rueda and clap twice.
da recha - guys go into the rueda and come back to next partner to the right, then girls go into the rueda and come back to next partner to the right. repeat.
la flor - guys step into rueda, clasp hands and release as we step back, girls step into rueda, clasp hands and release as they step back. On "se quedo", guys clasp hands and raise them over the girls, girls clasp hands and raise them over the guys, rueda rotates clockwise as we dance to the left. On "arriba", guys turn to their right, closed hold, march forwards until "dile que no".
enchufe y casate - enchufe, guys step into rueda and march to the left with the girls on their arms. On "se giro", couples turn around and rueda rotates counterclockwise. On "se quedo", guys march in place while girls come forward to the closed hold position and rueda continues to rotate. On "arriba", guys turn to the left and ladies turn to the right to face a new partner and the rueda rotates in the opposite direction. On "taro" the leads step out to the left and pass to new partners. Return to guapea on "dile que no".
con las manos y trancas - On "con las manos", pass the girls right to left holding each of their hands. On "tranca", guys lift their left hands and turn the girls counterclockwise into the rueda and back out. On "hombres", guys alternate with girls going into the rueda. On "se quedo", guys stay turned into rueda, bring the girls in, rueda rotates counterclockwise until "arriba" and "dile que no".
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