Son y Casino

A blog for reflecting on son music and the dance of casino.

Casino Dancing Videos (from Cuba)

YouTube is full of casino dancing videos taken at workshops, dance socials, demonstrations, performances, competitions–all of them outside of Cuba. There aren’t enough videos, however, of Cubans actually dancing casino in Cuba. I’m talking about videos depicting Cubans dancing casino at a house party, at concerts, at the school, on the street, on the beach. Dancing that is done not to give foreigners a “show” or to wrap up a workshop; rather, casino dancing that happens in its “element”–so to speak. Uninhibited, natural.

That will always be my point of reference when it comes to casino.

Every now and then I go on YouTube and look for these types of videos. They are hard to find. You have to be very specific with the search terminology and know what you’re looking for. But they are there. And now they are here on this page (if you find others, please send them my way so that I may add them).

I’ve divided them into couples’ and casino ruedas’ videos.

**Note: some of this videos are labeled as “salsa” or “Cuban salsa” by the uploaders, who in turn seek to gain more views/hits by using a more popular term. The dance’s name, however, is casino, as I have extensively explained in this piece.

I will keep posting them as I keep finding them. The newer ones will always be at the top of each category in their respective playlists. Enjoy!







Rueda de casino






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9 thoughts on “Casino Dancing Videos (from Cuba)

    1. Thanks you SO much for these videos! They are GREAT. They are going to the top of the list (minus the one filmed outside of Cuba; I really want to keep it consistent in regards to it being casino dancing only done by Cubans living in the island).

  1. Hello!

    Great job with this wonderful collection of videos.

    I also have such a collection on my youtube channel, although much smaller.
    Maybe you will find some of the stuff I have there to be of value and interest, so feel free to check it out…

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