How to Do the Sweetheart Salsa Dance Step

Learn how to do the Sweetheart dance step from salsa dance expert Jorday Rivera in this Howcast dance video.

"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.
Ok, the name of this pattern is called partnered sweetheart technique. Of course, this time, since we are going to do partner work we are going to be connected. So I am going to face Marcus and we are going to do this with music so you can see how cute it is going to look. Ok, let’s go.
So the only difference this time, we are going to do pretty much like handshake position.
My sweetheart. We are going to face each other and we are going to pretty much be in a cross position. The right hand is in the lower position and the left hand is in the up position. So we are going to do a basic we are going to go in 1,2,3..5,6,7. Now here, gentlemen, you have to lead with your right arm and pull her in strongly ok. It’s called the sweetheart so you are going to pull her in and it’s like you’re putting your arm around her like you’re sweethearts.
This is the same thing as the back step in our previous session. It’s the open back step except we are just connected. That’s the only difference. It’s the same exact footwork except you’re connected and he is putting his arm around me because he is my sweetheart, Ok.
So that’s the look of it. We’ll do it one more time we’ll go into our basic. 6,7..1,2,3…5,6,7 and that’s the sweetheart partnered technique."