Rueda de Casino
Casino was created in Havana, Cuba in the early 1950s. Casino is a mix of partner dance from Cuban Urban Son and Cuban Cha Cha Cha, fused with partner figures and turns adopted from Cuban Mambo, Rumba, Guaguancó and other popular dances. Casino is different from other types of Salsa dance styles because of its spontaneous use of the rich Afro-Cuban dance vocabulary within a Casino dance; a Casino dancer frequently improvises references to other dances, integrating movements, gestures and extended passages from the folkloric and popular heritage. Such improvisations might include extracts of Rumba, Afro-Cuban dances, the older popular dances such as Cha Cha Cha and Danzón as well as anything the dancer may feel.
Casino danced with several couples in a circular fashion emerged in 1956 under the name "Rueda del Casino." This dance was exclusively danced at the Club Casino Deportivo, but quickly spread to other clubs around the beachfronts and later to the capital. While the dance became popular so did the phrases "vamos a hacer la rueda como en el Casino" (let's go dance "rueda" like in the Casino) and "vamos a hacer la rueda del Casino" (let's go dance "rueda" of the Casino). Given the popularity of the music and dance, numerous Rueda de Casino dance groups appeared on the island made up of friends, family members, and professional dancers.
At the end of the 1970s, Rueda de Casino groups became well-known through the popular TV show "Para Bailar."
In 2014, the first International Rueda de Casino Multi Flash Mob took place in which people from 67 countries, including 199 cities, danced Rueda de Casino simultaneously. In 2017, the International Rueda de Casino Multi Flash Mob drew 230 unique groups dancing Rueda de Casino.