Salsa Steps & Patterns

How To Do The Reverse Cross Body Lead (Right Side Pass)

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How is the Reverse Cross Body Different From The Regular Cross Body?

The Reverse Cross Body Lead, also known as the “Right Side Pass,” is executed from the opposite side of your partner compared to the regular cross body lead. Understanding how to do this basic element well will set you up to be able to do 360 degree back spot turns and more, so brush-up on this move first.
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Toss & Catch Intermediate Pattern

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Toss & Catch

We know you like her guys, but sometimes you have to let go. We created Toss and Catch to show you how to release your partner’s hands and seamlessly reconnect with her as you dance.
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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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