La Parada

  • focus on the 3 points of connection: left hand, right hand and torso
  • keep the same amount of energy in both hands
  • relax the arm and elbow but keep hands engaged
  • in the abanico; rotate torso (no hips) before stepping
  • prepare for the abanico by moving the right hand to the left (right shoulder blade of follower)
  • keep head and shoulders back during the abanico