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How to Do the Pivot Turn in Merengue

Learn how to do the pivot turn in merengue from professional dancers Ernesto Palma and Crystal Rodriguez in this Howcast dance video.


Speaker1: Your pivot turn in Merengue is kind of like the basic step that we just did. It is really simple, though it is fast, you do not have time to use your hips because it would take you off balance. Also it will slow you down. Anything you want to add to that?

Speaker2: Through the pivot turns because it is so fast we are locked in together.

Speaker1: I am in my closest dance position that I have been. Now when I want to start turning I have to make sure my follow goes with me. Use a hand on the back to keep her close to you, though do not squeeze her. Keep her close to you as you turn, you go faster and faster. As you see there is no hip motion, otherwise you will lose balance.

Speaker2: If you can see, my legs are directly between his. So as we are stepping, we are locked together. I am stepping out in, out in, together. The faster he goes the faster you go.

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