Beginner Steps

Cascading Ochos: Adding Some Spice To Your Basic Ochos

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In this variation of Ochos the lead lifts his right hand over his head as he turns through the last half of his Cumbia Basic. The footwork and the lead/follow technique remain the same as the Basic Ochos, so if you haven’t already, be sure to learn your Change of Place technique and review those basic Ochos.
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Continuous Shoulder Catches

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Who says you always need to hold hands? In this variation of shoulder catches, the leads let go of the follow completely and use both hands to send her back and forth by her shoulders. Down low, your feet will remain the same by doing the cumbia basic. Overall, this is a great introductory step to help you get comfortable with letting go of your partner.
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