How to Do a Copa Turn Styled Salsa Step

Learn how to do the copa turn styled 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 next pattern is called, the Copa with an inside turn, except this time it’s styled, so we’re gonna demonstrate with music. Now the break down to the Copa with an inside turn style goes as follows, close position. Basic and, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, cross body, open, 6, 7, extend. Except on this portion here, the males gonna grab your waist, and you’re gonna lift up your arms and turn like a ballerina. And loop over and cover arm, 5, 6, 7. Cross my lead, repeat. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7. 5, 6, 7, basic, close body. One more time. 1, 2, 3, then switch, extend, turn, and cross body. Prep, cross body lead, half switch, style, turn, cross body. Recover. And that’s a cross body lead with a copa, inside turn, styled.