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How to Do the Sweetheart Step in Merengue

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


Ernesto: Our sweetheart step. It requires the woman changing her hands from right to right. Bring it around, make a curve with your arm, place it on her shoulder behind her neck. Make sure don't push too much forward. Grab the other hand, turn her to the other side. Again. Around her arms. It's kind of like when you're walking with your body, you're walking on the street. Same sort of thing.

Crystal: Here, sweetheart.

Ernesto: You're a sweetheart. You going to bring her across from you, place it on the other side. Let's try it with music. That's just the first step.

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