IMPORTANT UPDATE: Rehearsal will be at 1:30pm in the lot between Everett Middle School and Sanchez Elementary school, 17th St. between Church St. and Sanchez St (click for map).
It's no joke! International Rueda Flash Mob Day falls on April 1st in 2017. On Saturday, April 1st, dancers from all over the world will dance Rueda de Casino in flash mobs at 4:00pm local time. The Rueda Con Ritmo community will be organizing a Flash Mob again in San Francisco.
We will do a joke for April Fools' Day (4/1), but this is FOR REAL, no kidding.
We are planning on doing the Rueda Flash Mob in Dolores Park (19th Street and Dolores), with a rehearsal at a DIFFERENT LOCATION -- the lot between Everett Middle School and Sanchez Elementary school, 17th St. between Church St. and Sanchez St.
REHEARSAL - Everett Middle School Lot - 1:30pm
We will be dancing in a Rueda, but a Flash Mob is not a regular Rueda. We will need to practice the timing of our entrances with the music, and review the calls so that all dancers know all the movements at their level. You will also need to find a partner to enter the Rueda with (no solo dancers). We will start the Rueda Flash Mob with the most advanced dancers, later the Level 3 dancers will enter, then the Level 2 dancers, and finally the Level 1 dancers as well.
Please invite all of your Rueda de Casino dancing friends -- everyone is welcome. This will be a rehearsal for the main event (rehearsal is NOT OPTIONAL).
PICNIC - Dolores Park - 3pm
We want to have a real flash mob that is surprising to the audience, and also relax and enjoy the day. So, after the rehearsal, come soak up the sun, palm trees, green grass, and beautiful views. Bring snacks, drinks, and blankets. We'll get up and start dancing right after.
FLASH MOB - Dolores Park - 4pm
We will begin a 5-10 minute Flashmob right at 4:00pm. After the Flash Mob is over around 4:10pm, we will promptly depart, all walking in different directions.
Please wear bright, solid colors, preferably no black.
So that the Flash Mob will grow as the song goes on and we can feature different levels of Rueda dancers, we will begin with the most challenging moves and as the song goes on the calls and movements will get simpler (but more impressive with larger numbers of people).
Here is a list of the calls we will be using for the Flashmob. It is important that if you decide to dance in a particular level you know ALL of the calls in your level AND the levels below. For example, if you dance in Level 2, you need to know all of the Level 2 calls AND all of the Level 1 calls, but not the Level 3 calls. You can learn all of these calls in any of our classes (see below).
Level 1 Calls
Dile que no
Pásala con las manos
Level 2 Calls
Adios con la hermana
Ni pa' ti ni pa' mí
Level 3 Calls
Enchufla con vuelta
We will be teaching the calls for the Rueda Flash Mob at all of our rueda classes from now until April 1st. Fridays at 7:30pm and 8:30pm (Multi-level every hour) at ODC in SF, Mondays 7:30pm and 8:45pm (Multi-level every hour) at The Working Body in Oakland. Visit www.RuedaConRitmo.com/classes or the full schedule of classes.
Take BART! Dolores Park is a short walk from the 16th Street Mission station, and parking can be challenging.
Check back here or see the Facebook Event for updates
You can see all the different cities around the world that will be dancing Rueda Flash Mobs, as well as videos from previous years, at the international event page.