How to Do a Cross Body Lead with Turn Salsa Step

Learn the cross body lead with turn salsa step in this Howcast dance video with expert Jorday Rivera.

Hello, my name is Jorday Rivera, and I am an expert in salsa. I own two dance studios in Queens, New York. We’re going to be learning a progression of salsa moves so we can actually go out, practice, take it to the clubs, take it to a party, and you can show off all the great moves you learned. This is called the cross body lead, but of course we gotta start with the basic. We’re gonna do, be in closed position, we’re gonna be in close position and we’re gonna do it with music. Now, we’re gonna break down the basic with the cross body lead. We’re gonna turn and face our partners and we’re gonna do a basic. Now, we’re gonna be in closed position. This here is called closed position, we’re gonna do a regular basic. We’re gonna go one-two-three-back-back-step. Now gentlemen, you have to open up nice and strong for the ladies and give us a passageway, okay? Now, pretty much, he opens up on one. Now, we, we take a big, one, one, we’re gonna walk again, two, we pivot, gentlemen, you’ve gotta give us a little push, okay? Three, I’m gonna recover on five-six-seven. Again, he’s gonna open up. Open-two-three-five-six-seven. Open-two-three-five-six-seven. Open-two-three-another can stay is. Open-rock-step, for the gentlemen. Open-rock-step, and for the ladies, we’re gonna go one-two-pivot-five-six-seven, one-two-pivot-five-six-seven, one-two-pivot-five-six-seven, one-basic, and one-two-three-five-six-seven. And that’s a basic breakdown of the cross body lead.