All moves have accompanying hand signals. Hand signals are critical to Swing Rueda in the circumstance of a very large rueda or very loud music.
Basic Rhythm - Just like Lindy Hop basic rhythm; step, step, triple step, step, step, triple step.
Open Break - A standard open break, but done in line with the circle.
Swing Out - A standard Lindy Hop swing out, but done in line with the circle.
Dame - Follow stays in place, lead moves CCW to second follow.
Outside Turn - Standard outside turns done inline with the circle, but the lead will pass the follow to the next lead on completion of the turn.
Inside Turn - Standard inside turns done inline with the circle, but the lead will pass the follow to the next lead on completion of the turn.
Sushi (or Sushi Roll) - A passing move, the lead "rolls" the follow to the second lead.
Texas Tommy - Standard Texas Tommy but add partner hand off at the finish.
Stop Texas - A standard Texas Tommy with a stop but add partner hand off at the finish.
Mini-Dip - A standard Mini-Dip done in line with the circle.
Dame in Transition - Follow stays in place, lead moves CCW to next follow in circle.
Dame Dos - Follow stays in place, lead moves CCW skipping second follow and picking up third follow.
Circle Down - A closing move with the lead finishing on one knee while bringing the follow to seated position on lead's other knee.
Amoeba - A complex move resulting in the entire group holding hands and moving in the same direction.
Chalupa and Chalupa Dame - A complex move, it looks REALLY smooth.
Treble Clef - Another complex, but oh so smooth move.
Right Foot Stomp - This move allows leads and follows to move in different directions while the entire group is holding hands, is also a preparatory move for Turn Her In and Turn Him In.
Turn Her In and Turn Him In - A move allowing leads and follows to alternatly turn into the center of the circle while the entire group is holding hands.
Tranke - This move turns both leads and follows into the center of the circle and is usually followed by an open break.
New moves are spontaneously occuring as this dance evolves, but we hope the above list will serve as a reminder to those who have attended Swing Rueda classes. Jeff and Elaine have teach this dance at Swing Out New Hampshire and occationally do Swing Rueda workshops at the Rhythm Room in Dallas, Texas.
Call Elaine at 214-228-4454 or email her with questions.