El Giro

giro:

  • stretch leg a little and keep hips back, then push off with standing leg in forward step
  • stay lifted in your pivots - don’t bend the legs
  • turn out in the sidesteps while hips stay flat, parallel with leader
  • flexible embrace: let your arm slide down to bicep of the leader when you're in the pasada on the open side of the embrace

La Media Vuelta

• RELAX THE EMBRACE.
• slow down the reaction by relaxing; think "call and response"
• complete the weight changes - it's a continuous movement without waiting or freezing in any position! 
• collect with the feet together between the sacadas
• 'turn out' foot when stepping around your partner
• the rhythm of the rock step & ocho cortada: quick quick slow - make sure to slow down back leg on the "slow" beat before the ocho cortado