Practice isolation of right leg: from extended backwards to extended forwards and vice versa.
Lead the barrida slowly in practice hold.
– Switch to crossed system and then lower to pause both with legs split-weight
– Pivot to make sure your (leader’s) hips are facing barrida destination
– Touch follower’s forward foot with leader’s knee on outside of her knee
– Invite follower’s weight back, til front leg is free
– Drag front leg until it is in a full backward extension
– End with parada/pasada to forward ochos
Lead it in a comfortable close embrace.
Interleave it with Backwards Ochos, Parada Play, Classic Handward.
Help them through the leader’s footwork: talk and walk through it in practice hold
Have them lead it a few times practice hold
They lead in close embrace
They interleave with other elements.
When follower feels foot contact, push back into it, like velcro!
Leader crosses follower’s ankle when he catches the foot
Leader needs to turn hips away from follower toward the barrida’s destination.
Add leader’s decoration after the parada! (see video)
Put the barrida in the context of the grapevine turn. Explore: which steps of the turn does it use?
Find a barrida that ends in the Cross.
Find a barrida with the other leg.
Puzzle: Where in the grapevine can a barrida happen?