Back Ochos

  • lean into the turns (lean to the open side)
  • keep gaze locked at center of leader    
  • pay attention to the energy of the hands and the embrace, use it to power your pivots by applying matching energy (gentle push or pull)

the dip:

  • step around partner in sidestep and aim for shoulder/armpit in forward step 
  • use small-medium steps with attention to the aim

La Salida Basica

• stretch legs in back walk, weather in parallel walk or in cross system (ochos)
• stretch torso forward at the same rate as the leg stretches backward
• always pass through the center/(collect without stopping)
• keep the right hip tucked
• 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