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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.
Another Variation to Shoulder Catches
If you want to do yet another variation of the shoulder catches, try sending the follow back and forth using her hips instead of her shoulders. The rest of the step stays the same, the only thing that changes is your hand placement.