Note! These are notes from dance classes prior to 2004. They are archived here for occasional reference.
See also: Ballroom Salsa
, Club Salsa
, Salsa shines and styling
, Salsa routines
, Rueda de Casino
2 Hand hold, palms up, XBL, man ends in wide stance
Tango Swivels, lady RF swivel back on 1, RF forward swivel on 3,
LF forward swivel on 5, RF forward swivel on 7
123, lady swivels left, right, left
56, lady's drops and turns left, so that she is squatting on left
leg, and right leg is straight through man's legs. Man goes down and
turns upper body left to match her. 78, she comes back up.
Open break to 2 hand UAT, keep her two hands in my RH
Open break to man's under arm hook turn
12, open break, toss lady's hands up.
3, step forward on RF, ducking under her hands, so I am in
something of a lung, and place my RH on her stomach
56, on 6, gently push her back, this matches her step
on 7, get back up
open break to waist catch, walk around slowly on 5,7,1,3
use RH on her hip to lead her into a right turn, while I do a
shines from here, man's part
Half turn right.
RF Triple Cross
QT right, LF triple cross.
RF tap cross, side, and then hop to side towards lady, crossing
left leg behind right, with left toe pointing to floor, right
shoulder toward lady.
Half turn pivot left, keep weight on RF
567, kick LF out, and hop over LF with RF, ending RF crossing
12&3, diamond step, ending in same position.
Hop, switching legs, LF crosses RF
3/4 swivel turn, pop out left leg so I end facing lady in wide
XBL with tap.
Open Break to Lady's Double Outside Turn
Open Break to Lady's Traveling Right Turn. She goes past me on my
right, and I assist with LH on her right shoulder.
Lady's inside turn, followed by man's hook turn.
Comb man, lead XBL to open break.
L2R, lady's traveling outside turn, after she passes me, I turn
left to face away, release my LH, and offer RH by waist.
Opposition break, circle RH up and back while leading her
forward, offer LH, and lead her into traveling inside turn.
Cuban break left, 2, CW RF, toss her LH up in a circle, 3 half
turn right, catch her LH in my RH
567, lead her to do traveling full turn, keeping her LH, so that
she wraps up, and I take big step forward on 6 with LF, QT left, so
that I've got her wrapped, and we are perpendicular
1. LF hook, lead her forward
2. push her back, step across with RF, bringing her LH out to
wrap around my waist
3. LF forward, QT right, so we face in same direction, her LH at
my waist, and she is to my right.
567, back basic, release RH, put it on her right hip, to lead her
into free spin. Combination of RH on her hip, and stepping back with
her left arm around my waist, should get her to spin.
XBL with inside turn to reverse hammerlock
Back to back change of places, then I go under my RH, leading her
into right turn down slot, so we end up back in normal 2hand hold.
Rainbow to XBL, taking her right wrist with my RH, turn her so
she is facing away from me, and take her upper arms with my
Lead her to swivel left, right, left.
Lead her to free spin right using RH.
XBL with inside turn
Man's right turn, keeping LH, so I end up in hammerlock.
Downward circle break with right arm, 1 1/2 revs to toss her hand
up, while I turn right again, and offer RH facing away.
Opposition break, toss RH away, offer LH, and take her left
shoulder with RH.
Break back with right while leading her to break forward with
left, then lead her into half turn left, keeping her LH and keeping
Break back with LF while leading her to break forward, then lead
her into a half turn right, and take her left wrist with RH.
Lead her into freespin left.
Danced to Jimmy Bosch's Mento Frio
Open Break to Shoulder Turn and Neck Drop
XBL to Argentine Swivels, Liz just does her thing.
Open Break to Lady's Double Outside Turn, Man's Outside Turn,
Man's Hook Turn
Open Break to Spin Whip
Cuddle to Double Outside Turn
Back Spot to Swivels
Man's Wrap to Check and Lady's Free Spin
Peekaboo's to Lady's Double Inside Turn and Man's Hook Turn
Backspot Turn to Reverse Check and Lady's Free Spin
Hammerlock to Man's Wrap and Lady's Outside Turn
Hammerlock Turn to Neck Wrap, Lady's Duck, Man's Comb, Man's Turn
Inside Turn to Shadow
Halfmoons to Lady's Double Sombrero
Hammerlock Peekaboo to Change of Places, Man's Hook Turn to
Hammerlock, and Single Halfmoon to double outside turn.
Capes, remember to end putting RH under lady's arm.
Cross Body Dip
Roll out, and roll in to Tango Dip
Roll out, and roll in to Neck Drop
XBL to inside turn, keeping both hands.
Double outside turn, keeping both hands.
123, Change of places
Hammerlock Change of Places To Man's Duck and Lady's Neck
Changing to R2R, lady's outside turn to end her up behind me (step in
Cuban break left with comb.
Cuban break right leading lady's double outside turn behind me,
and then turn around to face her on 7.
Lady's checked traveling double outside turn.
Open break to Left Tunnel
123, basic, end hooking LF
5, hop, LF extends left, toe up, heel to floor
6. hop left, RF taps behind LF.
7. left point.
13, points right and left
567, hook turn
1, LF kick forward and across
3. LF hook.
57, two bicycle steps back.