How to Do the Zouk Infinity Step

Learn how to do the zouk infinity step in this Latin dance video from Howcast.

Speaker 1: Hey, It’s Ashley and Henry. Today, we’re going to be showing you the infinity step.

Speaker 2: The infinity step, and the Brazilian sweep. So, we’re going to demonstrate for you first. It goes like this — basic, one chick-chick, five chick-chick, doom chick-chick, doom chick-chick, doom chick-chick, doom chick-chick, one chick-chick, five chick-chick, doom chick-chick, doom. Yes, so, that’s it. Basic infinity in zuck.

We do it over and over again, so you’re always going to see that awesome move. There’s different variations but, we want to show you the basic concept of it, OK. First, let me teach you the guy’s footwork. We both are going to be doing the footwork for both parts, the female and the male.

The first one is a side step. You are now going to start with the left. You’re going to go side, together, together, side, together, together. Right, together, together. Left, together, together. Right, together, together. Side, together, together. Side, together, together, side.

It’s really simple, all we do is, side, step in place, and go to the other side. You always got to remember the big step is the doom, the one, or the five. OK. Let’s do it one more time and we’ll explain the female’s footwork. So, here we go. Side, together, together, side, together, together, doom chick-chick, doom chick-chick, doom chick-chick, doom chick-chick, doom. Beautiful.

Speaker 1: Now, for the ladies. Henry will lead it off, and ladies, just watch my footwork as I go along.

Speaker 2: I’m going to explain it for Ashley so you can see her feet. So, we going to start crossing on the right foot. On the one, you put the ball of your foot, you twist. You go over with the left, you cross the ball and you twist. You cross the ball and twist, and cross and ball and twist. Cross, ball, twist, and cross, ball, twist, doom chick-chick, doom chick-chick, doom.

What the girls are doing is, they’re making an infinity step with their feet and, also, with their hips. With the entire butt, everything is going in a figure-eight.

Speaker 1: In this dance, girls, you’re leading forward. You’re leaning with the hips, so, don’t be afraid to lean the hips into it. Don’t think back, behind you. You want to go forward with the hips.

Speaker 2: Yes. And, doom chick-chick, doom chick-chick, doom. Beautiful. So, that’s, basically, the two steps for the both parts. Now, let’s explain to you how you’re going to get into it. Let me show you guys the basic step, then, we’ll put it together with the basic.

This is the infinity. Guys, you’ll go with the left, and ladies, you’re going to start with the right. We’re going to go, one, and chick-chick, and then, go to the other side. Five, seven, and it goes — one, chick-chick, five, chick-chick, one, chick-chick, five, chick-chick.

As you notice, the move goes like this, right. We don’t go at the same time, we’re actually, passing by. But, sometimes, when we’re passing by, we’re going to be looking at each other.

Speaker 1: It’s extremely playful.

Speaker 2: Super playful. And, one, chick-chick, five, chick-chick, one. To get out of this, all we’re going to go back is into the basic step that you already know, from our series of videos. Now, let’s show you how you’re going to put it together with the basic step.

So, we go, we’re going to do basic step, we go back on the one. One, chick-chick doom, remember the position is diagonal, you’re up close with your partner. One, three, four, five, seven, and, one. On count number five, five, seven, eight, you go away from each other. Let’s do that one more time, together.

We go back on the one. One, three, four, five, seven, and, one. On five, lead the lady away, seven, and. Right here, we’re setting up for our infinity. Instead of being the lady’s highway, you’re going to go into a different highway, guys, here. So, we have a super highway, here.

We go one, chick-chick, five, chick-chick, one, chick-chick, five, chick-chick, one, chick-chick. From here, guys, to get out of this in count number five, you know that you’re going to go into your basic. So, you go back to one lane highway. It goes, five, seven, and one. Good.

Speaker 1: Great. Let’s show you with the music, so you can practice along with us.

Speaker 2: Here we go. Here we go, and one, chick-chick, chick-chick, and five. Away. Five, seven, and doom, chick-chick doom, chick-chick doom, chick-chick doom, chick-chick, chick-chick. Basic. Ta-ta doom, chick-chick. Let’s do it one more time.

Here we go, and, one, chick-chick, five, chick-chick, one, chick-chick. Chick-chick, one, chick-chick, and basic, one, five, seven, five.

And that was your…

Speaker 1: Infinity step.

Speaker 2: In Brazilian.