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How to Do the Basket Step with Rotation in Merengue

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


And this is the basket step or cradle step with a rotation. Let's see Ernesto do this.

Ernesto: Lift the left hip, turn her, place her on your right side. Now this is really important, the rotation. I have to go forwards as she goes back. So it creates a perfect turn in circular rotation. If I go back as she goes back, there is no rotation. If I go forward, she goes forward, there's no rotation. I have to bring her around using my frame, my body at the same time, to give her the information. Then just lift the hand and bring her out.

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