Blue Ring - Milonguero Groove
5-D Milonguero Turn
An enjoyable compact turn for a small crowded dance floor
- Lead Crossed Salida practice hold.
- Lead it making it curl to the left. So cross ends up behind you
- Do with on-the-body contact with continuous tone, no arms
- Add embrace and repeat til it’s pretty consistent
- Lead half a song, interleaving with Crossed Salida
- Help them lead it: in a practice hold, have them feel you (the follower) walk through it as they notice and name what you do
- Have them lead it with a close embrace
- Have them lead it, interleaving with Crossed Salida
- The milonguero turn is just the follower curling the walk to the cross
- Remember! Leader’s footwork doesn’t matter much, stay focused on follower’s pattern
- When they lead, see what footwork they do naturally and help troubleshoot if legs in way
- Leader needs to do the same ribcage isolation as ocho cortado to get the cross
- Figure out the transition that allows you to loop the turn (lead it over and over again)
- Interleave with Crossed Salida, Rock Step Open, Ocho Cortado and create your Milonguero Groove!
- Alternate entrance: Go to the cross, receive travelling forward ocho in crossed system, and rock it back, making this back step the first step of a gentle turn.
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