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23 February 2016

23/02/2016 - Salsa Souls at Riproar in Bristol | Left Turn

Class #012
Salsa Souls (Salsa), Riproar Club, Jo Kryulko, Bristol, UK - 23/02/2016

Back to salsa, where again we were doing the left turn. Based on what my dance partner was saying last week, I'm trying to make sure I count out the steps in my head each time. It makes a HUGE difference. I no doubt look a bit weird focusing in the middle distance while counting, but I'm messing up the steps less often. On the left turn, I'm not totally certain how the end bit (where you step round to finish the spin) splits up by steps, but seemed to work when I was doing it.

Leader's Left Turn

1 Step left, slight turn to the right
2 Tap back
3 Step back on the left, slightly turned out
4 Pause? Or more stepping?
5 Step more
6 Keep stepping? Got a bit confused there

Leading the Follower's Left Turn

1 Step forward, normal mambo
2 Tap
3 Step back in line
4 Pause
5 Step back on right, pull on their arm with your right
6 Tap, Push their arm forward with your right, let go
7 They do their spin as you step back in line. Keep stepping?

And with two hands

1 Step forward, normal mambo
2 Tap
3 Step back in line
4 Pause
5 Step back on right, pull on their arm with your right
6 Tap, Push their arm forward with your right, raise your left arm high
7 They do their spin as you step back in line

1 Keep arm high while they spin
2 They keep turning
3 Do your step forward, as they complete
4-7 Step round
Straight back into mambo

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