Thursday, October 01, 2009

Samba - Turning Voltas

This step is one that is a nice way of moving from a variety of different steps and back into a closed hold. It incorporates the Whisk step and the Voltas that have been described before and are essentially an underarm turn for the Lady.

Leaders'/Men's Footwork

The Leader simply does 2 Whisks, Left first then Right.

Followers'/Lady's Footwork

Using the Volta motion that you have already practised, take a step onto your Right foot turning to your right. Try to take a fair amount of the turn with this step - ideally to face the wall behind you.
Bring your Left foot behind your Right, turned out, with part weight (dont put your heel down) to lift your Right foot and complete the turn to face your partner.

Then complete with a Whisk to the Left matching your partner.

Notes for both the Leader and Follower:

- Leaders, dont attempt to turn your partner for her, allow her to complete the movement naturally. Ladies, try not to move the first step too far away from your partner sop that you can remain connected to him and return to essentially your original position.

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