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How to Do a Copa with Inside Turn Styled Salsa Step

Learn how to do the copa with inside 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 copal with an inside turn, except this time it's styled and we're going to demonstrate with music.

Now the break-down to the copal with an inside turn style goes as follows:

Close position, basic ant, 1-2-3---5-6-7 cross 5 open 6 7, extend.

Except on this portion here the male is going to grab your waist and you're going to lift up your arms and turn like a ballerina and loop over and recover on 5-6-7.

Cross bali. Repeat. 1-2-3 6-7 copa 2-3, 5-6-7. Copa 2-3 5-6-7. Basic cross bali, one more time. 1-2-3 and switch. Extend, turn, and cross bali. Prep, cross bali, hand switch style. Turn. Cross bali. Recover. And that's a cross bali with a copa inside turn style.I wasn't quite sure if I spelled the speaker's name correctly in the first line. Everything else should be fine. I triple checked."

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