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How to Do Swivels in Merengue

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


Our next step is swivels. Easiest step to do combining the Cuban Motion and the basic step. A little more rotation on your hips so that it will require to do when you bend your left foot, bring your left knee across front to the right side and switch it. Your waste should be on the ball of the foot. You're gonna be switching and switching and switching.

Your step is following what you're doing with a partner. You have to do it with a double hand hold. It is a fast step. So, you're close. Make sure your partner's in with you. Switch and switch. So, it's one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Make sure there's some connection here. It's hard to do it if you don't have the connection with your partner. It needs to be a little bit firm.

So, we're gonna go again. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Let's try it with the music. Let's start from the basic step. Go for a double hand held and rotate it. Those are your steps.

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