Malaga 6-9 Sep 2018

Make sure to make room in your calender for the first weekend of September 2018! Talk to your boss tomorrow, and make sure to put in a few extra days in the sun.

And to get your Rueda team ready for the 3rd WADF Rueda de Casino World Championship.


Rueda Congress Monday morning. Our bodies feels like concrete, but we are bursting with joy and happiness after spending 4 days in Rueda heaven with our Rueda family of 29 artists, 30 volunteers and more than 200 dancers.

The artist team this year had a very special, magic spirit that boosted all of us. Thank you for inspiring workshops, lots of great, social rueda dancing, great music from the djs, and a Big Thank You to the one-and-only Moe Flex, for adding you magic flavour to the parties!

Again we wish to thank our fantastic Volunteer team, you have worked so many hours, day and night, always with that big smile and finding solutions to any challenge during the event.

Finally, we feel so proud, humble and honoured to receive more than 200 Rueda-geeks from various continents every single year, to see your happy faces and get this incredible one-big-rueda-family-feeling.

LOVE was definitely in the Air all over these 4 days!

Countdown for a reunion during the 17th edition in Malaga has started…

Picture from Malagaweb


Here we go!

The Rueda Congress weekend is finally here!
It’s time for the 16th SalsaNor Rueda Congress – in Stavanger.

We hope to see you for the Opening party tonight, kicking off with a Rueda warm-up class with Moe Flex at 20:00.

Don’t forget the Friday social, starting at 10:30, and including a walk to Sola Ruinkyrkje, lunch and outdoor Rueda. We encourrage the local participants to also join us.

Local Rueda dancers and salseros, make sure to check out the evening programme, which is open to everyone, also without congress pass.

For last minute messages, please check our Facebook events:

Facebook event Rueda Congress event
Facebook event Gala Party event

We will take a timeout from email during the congress, so you should not expect any email services Thursday through Sunday this week. See you on the dance floor!

Welcome to Stavanger. Let’s have some fun!

Welcome to Stavanger

One of our proud Rueda Congress traditions is the hand-outs. Here is a preview of some of them if you want to print it out in advance.

Click on the picture to open printable version (PDF).

1.   A printed list of the Rueda commands & figures planned for the various Rueda workshops, to be handed out upon registration.

2.  A separate sheet with Rueda commands and illustrations of the most complex Rueda structures, to be handed out in the relevant workshops, Rueda torno and Rueda caleidescopio.

3.  The updated Rueda Standard document  the updated 2017 version!


In Stavanger you will also receive the Rueda Congress 2017 programme folder containing all the information you need for the weekend. Including workshop schedule, practical information about meals, etc.

And the flyer for SalsaNor Rueda Congress 2018 in .. (to be announced at the Gala dinner).

Welcome to join the parties!

If you got your Rueda Congress pass you are all set, the parties are included!

If not, you are welcome to join our parties at Clarion Hotel AIR, Sola. 4 parties in various of the elegant rooms at this new beautiful hotel.

You can still get a Party Pass (NOK  550,-  save NOK 100,-) at It includes 4 Rueda Congress parties. Check the link for deadline if you are interested in the Gala dinner!

Thursday Aug 31: Rueda Congress Opening Night

20:00 The Rueda Congress 2017 is kicking off with a pre-party Rueda class with Moe Flex, who also is our Master of Ceremony.
21:00 Welcome to the Opening party, with 3 DJs, Rueda & artist animation.

CC  100,-  including pre-party class

Friday Sep 1:  Rueda Congress Cuban Night

21:00 Two dance floors, International DJs, congress artist introduction, organized Rueda & surprises.One dance floor dedicated to Salsa/Rueda with a dash of Bachata/Son/Reggaeton, and one dedicated to Kizomba/Semba with a pinch of Bachata/Afro-Beat/Kuduro to shake the kizoombies.

CC  200,-

Saturday Sep 2:  Rueda Congress Gala Night

19:00 Gala Dinner seating. The Rueda Congress Gala dinner buffet starts 19:30, and includes entertainment and surprises.
NOK 450,-  Must be bought at the hotel no later than Saturday at 14:45.

22:00 Gala Party – LOVE is in the AIR. International DJs, organized Rueda & surprises. Two dance floors – Salsa/Rueda with Bachata/Son/Reggaeton, and Kizomba/Semba with Bachata/Afro-Beat/Kuduro.
Dresscode: LOVELY. Be just as creative as you feel like! Our tip is to add a detail with the color red.  >> Facebook Gala event.

CC 250,- for the Gala party

Sunday Sep 3:  Rueda Congress Sunday Matinee

18:00 Social dancing and our last party and you can enjoy a relaxed dancing athmosphere. With an absolutely fantastic, panoramic view of the beaches and the North Sea from the party venue on the 10th floor of the Clarion AIR. Our DJs will get you in the right mood, the crazy “Juan & Juanita” competition is not to be missed, and our MC will guide you through one last dancing event.

CC 100,-

Pre-release of the Rueda standard updates!

Every third year the Rueda standard is updated, every third year since the origin: 2002 – 2005 – 2008 – 2011 – 2014 – 2017.

The changes will first be presented at the SalsaNor Rueda Congress in Stavanger! Videos of the various new Rueda figures will be published in the Rueda Standard YouTube channel during the fall 2017.

At the Rueda Congress 2017 there are 3 specific Rueda workshops teaching the new Rueda figures. Some of the other Rueda workshops (and the Ábaco workshop) will also include some of the new Rueda standard figures.

Here is a pre-release of the NEW Rueda Standard document.
to be handed out at the 2017 congress, official from Sep 1st 2017:


Check out for more detailed information about the 2017 updates.