Learn how to do the drop hand catch 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. This actual turn pattern is called a drop hand catch. So pretty much, this is a connected step, so we’re gonna turn to my partner, Marcos, and we’re gonna do it with music. Now, the breakdown to the drop hand catch is as follows: you’re gonna turn to your partner, close position, we’re gonna go into our basic. Basic and one-two-three, five-six-seven. And this position here, we’re gonna do a right turn. Gentlemen, make sure you’re giving us the signals, okay? You’re gonna lift up that arm and you’re gonna push with the left hand. One-two-three, now you’re gonna turn yourself, into a right turn also. Now we’re gonna do it again, another right turn, two-three, recover-six-seven. So again, we’re going basic and one-two-three, five-right turn, one-two-three, right turn for yourself, one-two-three, recover-six-seven. One-two-three, five-six-seven. One-two-three, drop hand catch. One-two-three, recover-six-seven. One-two-three, last time. One-two-three, drop hand catch. One-two-three, recover-six-seven. And that’s the breakdown of the drop hand catch with a partner.