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    Female Hips vs Butt

    I prefer the lower back anyways, so I guess in my case, problem solved...
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    Guaracha definition

    Like this? :rolleyes:
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    "Lesson plan" for one-time salsa class?

    One can be a 'stepping stone' to the other? :P
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    "Lesson plan" for one-time salsa class?

    No, I was suggesting that even something as 'simple' as basic step (without in-depth technique) - is not as simple to instruct. (Let alone syncopated steps). *For 'evidence' - I provided a video that I deem very useful (and hilarious!) --- What to focus on: Fun: Keep your students active...
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    "Lesson plan" for one-time salsa class?

    It can get challenging enough just teaching the basic step. ;)
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    "Lesson plan" for one-time salsa class?

    It's about what those students are there for. *If...they were there because they wanted to learn some salsa history - you could spend the entire lesson doing just that! *if...they were there because they wanted guidance becoming better dancers - you could spend the entire lesson teaching...
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    Is leading without the follower changing direction possible? (Cuban Salsa or Casino)

    The follower moves (in space) CW or CCW in relation to you, Yes, you can change the 'angle' and 'direction' of her movement (in relation to you) by changing how she moves, but you can also do that by changing the position of...yourself! L crosses the girl, making her (in her attempt to...
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    Salsa leaders - your golden rules

    I was afraid to use the word - `spin', but that's what I meant. When standing on the left foot: One can easily control how much he's turning, where he's going to end...by externally rotating the hip. But spinning CW, is harder to balance, and the means to control your spin (after you had...
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    Salsa leaders - your golden rules

    Are you sure? Because your dancing shows otherwise. a. Not necessarily. b. Assuming she does - then what? Nope. Your suggestion requires much more skill to keep yourself balanced. (And takes significantly harder techniques to control how quick, and for how long you are going to be turning)...
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    Salsa leaders - your golden rules

    -I can turn (or lead a girl to turn) on each beat, both CW and CCW, regardless of the foot she's stepping on. Does that make my lead hard to follow, or your theory limited in options? *Also, it looks like when you (yourself) turn CW, you prefer doing it with your balance on your left foot. (And...
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    Misconceptions I had

    I'm a "Melody Dancer", and I'd rather end on 1. (and start on 7).
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    What I'm listening to right now...

    I'm on a Vitin Aviles marathon. Some very decent boleros out there!
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    Festival workshops are useless if you are a social dancer...

    The thing is: You can't get enough (or any) personal feedback in such crowded classes. Those workshops usually fall into the "see what I do" category, and if I wanted to learn new ideas by observing something without breakdown - I could just watch videos of people dancing. So for a crowded...
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    Festival workshops are useless if you are a social dancer...

    The teacher of the Rueda workshop was ALL about having fun. Did I learn anything from that class? Nope. (well, I did learn some creative ways to teach a few stuff). But I was laughing a lot. :)