Salsa Rueda

4 week class series

4 week series: $45 // OR Class DropIn: $15

This class is postponed!

Gateway Dance Theatre


Beginner Salsa Rueda

Come learn the basics of this fabulous community fun & Salsa movement dance...Salsa in a Circle...or Salsa Rueda! 


Need a refresher on Salsa dance or just new to Salsa dance? This class is for you.

Salsa Rueda is a style of salsa dancing which originated in Cuba--where couples form a big circle and execute turn patterns in unison to the calls of a single leader.


You'll learn the basic steps, which are similar to Cuban-style Salsa. However, instead of each couple dancing individually, couples dancing Salsa Rueda form a circle (“rueda” means “round” or “wheel” in Spanish) and perform moves together to the calls (and often hand signals) of one person known as the “líder” or “cantante”. 


Come dance Salsa in a circle with this super fun class! 

This class includes foundational "calls" & circle techniques with trading partners. This style of Salsa--Salsa in a Circle--is a very fun, community-focused & uplifting form of Salsa, and we would love to dance with you!

No previous Salsa dance experience necessary--although welcome, too!


Come join us for this special 4-week series.

No drop-ins after Week 1. 

Class Dates:


March 15 - April 5, 2020

5:15 - 6:15pm

Class Location:

Gateway Dance Theatre (in the East Village)

315 East 5th. St. Suite 12

Des Moines IA, 50309

Special items to bring:

Water bottle & Indoor dancing shoes with a smooth sole or socks

Please plan ahead: there's an Indoor Shoe policy at Gateway Dance Theatre:

Please either bring a pair of shoes from home that you have already wiped clean (just the soles) and removed any pebbles or rocks from the tread…or do this before class begins. OR, you can dance in socks.

Beginning Salsa Rueda

This class is postponed

Beginning Salsa Rueda

This class is postponed
About the Instructor, Karen Rose

Karen Rose, an Iowa native, learned to dance while living in Minnesota. Upon her return to Iowa, she continued taking dance lessons with Emeritus SDM instructor, Luisito Cabrera.


Karen teaches beginning & intermediate levels of Salsa, Cumbia, Cha cha cha, and Zouk.

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