How to Do the Basket Step aka Cradle Step in Merengue

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

Transcript

So this is a variation of a turn pattern, it's call the basket step, and Ernesto's going to lead me into it. Lift the left hand, here for a left turn, and place her on your right side. This will be the picture. Also, it's called cradle. To get out of it, just, again, lift the left hand, and turn her out of it. You're basically unraveling. So let's try it one more time. Let's try the basket step with some music.

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