- Shoulders stay soft, but “harden” when stopping the turn
- Know where her feet etc. are: most of the time, it’s where her shoulders used to be
- Collect both feet when in parallel.
- Don’t do ocho cortados/cross too often, it’s ugly
- Tread lightly, but be stable at all times(plant your feet ‘into the ground’)
- Turn with slightly bent knees, initiate turns with upper body but also by turning hip before stepping(and step ‘turned’ into direction of turn already)
- Rather do front/back crosses than molinetes.
- Never let loose and then suddenly push back, changes of direction are always with tension. Accelerating or decelerating a movement with a loose connection is fine, encouraged even.
- Keep the tension, rather than the direct and close connection. It is alright to let loose for a moment. Do not desperately try to bridge the gap by sacrificing posture.
- The hips direct the lateral movement, not the upper body(which is just an indicator)
- Don’t be afraid to let go(if only for a moment)