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
  • absorb the energy in the torso before moving the hips (especially in the abanico)
  • use heels in forward steps
  • sit back a little in neutral
  • grab the bicep when in open embrace
  • posture: lift torso and relax neck and head