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Side–To–Side

The side-to-side is the basic that our students experience the most success with, so it's a good place to start. It is most commonly danced in social settings in Latin America and therefore the most useful.

Verbal Cue:
Side-Close-Side-Clap

Prepare to start:
Stand with your weight on your right leg ready to move to your left.

Beat:
1. Take a step to the side with your left leg.
2. Place your right foot close to your left foot and transfer your weight onto it.
3. Take another step to the side with your left leg.
4. Clap your hands once to mark the null beat.

Your weight should now be on your left leg ready to move to your right.

Repeating the process moving to the right,

Beat:
5. Take a step to the side with your right leg.
6. Place your left foot close to your right foot and transfer your weight onto it.
7. Take another step to the side with your right leg.
8. Clap your hands once to mark the null beat.

You are now where you began, with your weight on your right leg, ready to move to your left.

   

 
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