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The first lesson continued with some revision of basic skills

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Our salida:.

   
    We practised a salida starting with a wide step to the Leader's left with the Leader turning to bring his Follower offset to his right as they walked forward to the cross (or not) according to the lead.
       
 

We then modified the pre-cross steps (4 and 5) to lead a forward ocho::

   
    4 offset Leader steps forward on left, turning his chest to begin bringing his Follower in front for the cross

5 Leader half steps forward on right - torso square so Follower crosses in front of him - bringing his right foot close behind his left with foot pointing 45 to the right.

Leader opens his torso as he transfers weight to right to lead his Follower into the forward ocho

Leader turns his torso back forward as he transfers weight to left to lead his Follower to complete her forward ocho

Leader closes right to left, bringing his Follower square in front of him ready to continue.

       
 

We then learned a different form of back ocho

4 offset Leader steps forward to bring his left foot alongside his right; his torso turns his Follower 45 to the right, transferring her weight onto her left foot,

repeating:

   
    Leader steps forward/diagonally on right taking Follower into a back step on her right leg and left side

Leader closes his left to his right and turns Follower 90 to his left

Leader steps forward/diagonally on right taking Follower into a back step on her left leg and right side

Leader closes his left to his right and turns Follower 90 to his right

 

until:

   
    Leader walks out on his left rather than closing.
 

and the mordita following a back ocho:

   
    Leader leads Follower into a back step on her right leg and left side as his short step onto his right foot finds outside of Follower's left foot

Leader keeps his weight forward and brings his left foot to bite his Follower's right foot.

 

and a mordita directly from the salida;

his torso turns his Follower 45 to the left, transferring her weight onto her right foot:

   
    Leader leads Follower into a back step on her left leg and right side as his short step onto his left foot finds outside of Follower's right foot

Leader keeps his weight forward and brings his right foot to bite his Follower's left foot.

Leader withdraws his left foot drawing his Follower forward and round to his right into a forward ocho over his foot

       
     

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