Side Rocks

Level:

Basics

Translation:

Side rocks

Rueda move:

No

Rueda Sign:

none

Eight Counts:

One

Synonyms:

Guaguanco Step, Step 4

Description:


This is the 4th basic step of salsa. It comes from the Afro-Cuban Rumba dance.
On 1 leaders take a large step to the left with the left foot shifting weight, followers take a large step to the right with the right foot.
On 2 leaders step in place with the right foot, followers step in place with the left foot.
On 3 leaders take a step to the right with the left foot, and followers take a step to the left with the right foot, thus returning to the center, to the starting position. Shift the weight back to the center when taking the steps.
On 4 there is a pause.
On 5 leaders take a large step to the right with the right foot shifting weight, followers take a large step to the left with the left foot.
On 6 leaders step in place with the left foot, followers step in place with the right foot.
On 7 leaders take a step to the left with the right foot, and followers take a step to the right with the left foot, thus returning to the center, to the starting position. Shift the weight back to the center when taking the steps.
On 8  there is a pause.