Combine the salsa left turn with a hand toss to create an advanced pattern known as the “left turn wind up.”
This salsa video adds styling to the “Behind the Back” pattern for both leaders and followers. The concepts in this lesson can be applied to other advanced moves.
The “Behind the Back” salsa move is an intermediate dance turn that incorporates two inside rolls for the followers, sexy arm movements and new footwork for the leaders.
The basic copa salsa move or turn starts with a cross handed outside turn followed by an inside half-turn where the ladies come to a stop to which styling can be added.
This intermediate salsa combination further builds upon adding complexity to the cross body lead. Watch our inside roll and progressive cross body lead video lessons before learning this pattern.
The salsa progressive cross body lead adds a half-turn for both leader and follower before the follower “walks by” or crosses in front of the leader.
This salsa pattern features the right turn hand toss followed by a female left turn. Both moves have been covered in previous salsa video lessons but here they’re combined into an intermediate move.
Leaders can add flair to their cross body leads by incorporating a hook turn as the follower passes by. This combination will also help the leader practice switching hands behind his back.
The man’s or leader’s hook turn is essential footwork the leader must master in order to progress in salsa. The dance steps are broken down into simple instructions in this video lesson.
Learn the shuttle salsa move in this video lesson which incorporates a hook and turn for the ladies that can be used in other patterns.
Learn how to properly lead and follow a hand toss in this video lesson. Hand tosses can add visual flair to your dancing style and are a great way to initiate free spins for the ladies.
In this salsa video lesson, the leader initiates a turn for the follower from an open position and then immediately turns himself.