Para Abajo

Level:

Beginners

Translation:

Couple toward backward

Rueda move:

No

Rueda Sign:

none

Based On:

Tiempo Espana

Eight Counts:

One

Description:


Another basic but important Cuban salsa element.
The steps for the leader are very much like Side Rocks (basic step 4), with the 1-2-3 more resembling the steps of Dile Que No.
For the follower the steps are very much like Back Rocks (basic step 3), also with the weight transfer of the Dile Que No step and a slight twist.
The main emphasis of this move is for the leader to lead the follower like Dile Que No on 1-2-3, but on 4 lead the follower to perform a ΒΌ right turn, facing the leader, and also shifting the weight to the right foot. On 5-6-7 the leader leads the follower to go back to the starting position of the move. The lead is mostly with the right arm, that should be placed at the center of the followers back, in a position that makes leading easiest. Also, the couple should stay close when performing the move in closed position.