Online Salsa Dance Lesson Video: Beginner Salsa 1-05 Turning Fundamentals
This lesson details six different ways a lead can initiate a turn for the follows which make use of three different handholds. Breakdown includes an explanation of the communication system used by both partners, and suggestions for how follows can be the most responsive to these types of turns.
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