Venezuela land of the “Rueda de Salsa Casino”
Venezuela could be known as the country with the largest number of Cuban-style Salsa Schools (the so-called Salsa Casino) in the world.
In its territorial division, more than 18 states of the country register a hundred schools dedicated to the teaching of the “Rueda de Salsa Casino” as an elementary basis for the diffusion of dance. Fashion came to us in the 90s and to date it has been maintained, having a huge boom in children, youth and adults, some by training, others by distraction, registering to date more than 160 formal academies established throughout the world. national territory, for this element, could be counted more than three thousand people dedicated to this discipline.
The development of the Casino has reached a very professional level, to its credit Venezuela has high-level dancers, some who have managed to bring to this area of the Caribbean prizes from other latitudes, not in a round but in pairs and soloists, the first obtained in 2007 by Ana de la Torre and Leonel Villarreal at the Miami Rueda Congress in 2007 as a couple, in 2009 by Nathaly Navarro and José Manuel Pérez from 1st place as a couple and 1st in the GandPrix of the winners in Primavera Salsa Open in Wroclaw – Poland where Sandra Batista and José Castro also obtained the 2nd place, that is to say Creole sweep, closing in 2014 with the 2nd place obtained by Raimond Madrid in the Columbia competition and the 4th place of María Alejandra and Arturo Reyes in They are Cuban, both from the Guaguancó Festival in Barcelona.
On May 15, 2016, a national Casino Rueda proposal was carried out, in which 16 states were able to participate, including the Capital District, Miranda, Aragua, Anzoátegui, Nueva Esparta, Lara, among others. We can highlight the best participation in the Carabobo state, achieving a national record of 1480 dancers with only 23 academies or schools in the state, among which stand out, Saoco Latino, Ashe roots and culture, Kimbara, Es Latino, passion and rhythm among others, unofficial record for record, but boy, how intimidating.
In the same order, there are already formal institutions that join forces to make improvements in the cooperative work of schools in Venezuela, there have already been about 6 associations or unions formed in some states of the country, this is the case of the newly born Federation Venezolana de Salsa Casino FEVESALCA, an entity that among its projects seeks to project the work of the Venezuelan Casino Wheel to the whole world, an example of them is one of the many articles that we will be reading about this great project.
Venezuelans are going for more and for 2017 they have prepared something very big, in November they were for the Guinness Record attempt for the longest Casino Wheel in the world, they have relied on their record of the largest and longest cable car to back this attempt, soon the state of Mérida could register a second Guinness, we will be closely monitoring this event, for the date the organizing academy could not be contacted, you are invited to be part of this attempt, do not stop writing to josemanuelperezchavez @ gmail .com and we will keep you informed.
Due to the above, Venezuela seems to be the country with the greatest diffusion of this genre, everyone is invited to join this trend, a Casino Rueda in Venezuela is tempting, we all go together to dance to the sound of Venezuela.