Beyond the paradigm, the figures, the structure, and Rueda technique of a Rueda, a cantante can choose to include or to emphasize a specific MODALITY in his/her calling when planning a Rueda. Modality adds a unique FLAVOR to the Rueda. A modality could be just a short segment added during the Rueda … or it could form a significant part of a Rueda. It expresses a theme or an innovation that the group is interested in including in its dance expression. For example, here are 7 recognizable MODALITIES that a cantante can choose:

  • Caminando
  • Role-change
  • Sin Paradas
  • Espejo
  • Afro-Cuban
  • Son/Contratiempo