DC Casineros is Cuban dance company based in Washington, DC that specializes in entertaining audiences with Rueda de Casino, Son, and Rumba dance. Founded in 2005, DC Casineros has gained international recognition for their remarkable ability to dance with the sabor and energy of Cuba! DC Casineros has performed at over 200 venues in the DC area and over 20 Salsa Congresses around the world.
DC Casineros can customize our show based on your necessities, including lessons, world class choreographies consisting of 2 to 8 dancers, an educational presentation on Cuban dance, and team-building dance activity.
Perfect for weddings, festivals, theaters, schools and corporate events!
DC Casineros showcased their joyful, spirited salsa in a circle--an unusual and unique choreographed performance-- --and then taught even the most inexperienced of my guests, how to join in, do the moves, and have fun with it. My guests never saw or tried anything like it before and raved for years afterwards.
Price Range: $300-2000
Gig Length: 10 - 60 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
The audience should expect a high energy professional Cuban dance performance, by 2-8 dancers of a variety of Cuban dances. Our 10-30 minute performance includes a lively synchronized dance called Rueda de Casino, percussive Afro Cuban Rumba dance, and the classic flashy partner dance called Son. We have a unique ability to engage crowds and get them dancing together.
Co-directors Amanda and Adrian are also experienced in leading team-building workshops using Rueda de Casino and movement-based experiences to get co-workers and/or students interacting and bonding in new ways.
Founded in 2005 by Amanda Gill, DC Casineros is respected for their remarkable ability to dance with the sabor and energy of Cuba! This world-renowned dance company performs popular and folkloric Cuban dances, including Casino dance, Rueda de Casino, Son, Afro-Cuban Rumba, and Cha Cha Cha. DC Casineros has performed at over 200 venues in the DC area and over 20 Salsa Congresses around the world. Along with their passion for performing, DC Casineros dedicates time and energy to bringing dance classes and demonstrations to the DC community.
DC Casineros has four superb instructors that offer weekly Rueda de Casino classes at Dance Place in Northeast DC. DC Casineros' co-directors, Amanda Gill and Adrian Valdivia, are available for private classes and professional duet performances at private events. Amanda Gill, President of DC Casineros, founded the dance company in the legendary DC nightclub Havana Village in 2005. Seven years later, DC Casineros have performed at over 200 venues in the DC Metropolitan area, as well as 20 Salsa Congresses around the world.
Additional Booking Notes
We do not require any special lighting. We request a hard surface floor free of glass, water or other objects. A minimum space of 12 feet by 12 feet. Ability to play an ipod.
Rueda de Casino dance (2-4 couples)
Cuban Salsa performance
Afro-Cuban Rumba performance
Son dance performance
Class with Audience
|Amanda Gill||Artistic Director|
Influences & Inspiration
We are influenced by Cuban dance companies, like Rueda All Stars, Cutumba, Conjunto Folklorico de Cuba, as well as solo dancers Maykel Fonts and Yoannis Tamayo. We enjoy performing to music by Buena Vista Social Club and popular Cuban bands like Los Van Van, Maykel Blanco and Habana de Primera.
Ipod or cd player
Space of 12 feet x 12 feet for performance
New York City, NY
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