Left-to-Left Rear Sacada, Mutual Gancho, Mutual Boleo

Watch where her left lands --


DT: How difficult is the last mutual gancho?

Andrew: It's hard until you practice it and get the timing. The hardest part is setting it up from the rear sacada.

DT: How do you set it up?

Andrew: After the sacada, we need to place the follower into the back step of the molinete -- in a parada position -- Many times the folllower won't take that position. We also need to pivot with the follower , our lead has to be really clear. And again adjustment of the frame is crucial.

DT: Adjustment of the frame?

Andrew: The more intricate the figure, we more we need to make adjustments in our frame. We need to use more pressure or less pressure with our left or right arm depending on what we wish to do. Also, there's the height position and the adjustment of the left arm either in front of our torso or out to the side.

DT: You said that practice is needed to do this figure. Were you referring to the leader's practice or both the leader's and follower's practice?

Andrew: Both the leader's and follower's practice.

DT: Kana, the first part appears to be the same rear sacada as two pages ago?

Kana: Exactly the same, the one in cross system.

DT: What happens with the follower after the sacada?

Kana: When my receiving foot completes the ronde, and tranfers the weight, he will catch the moment when my right foot moves backwards. And here he does mutual gancho.

DT: Does it matter to the follower whether he does the gancho mutually or whether he keeps his receiving right leg on the floor?

Kana: No, it doesn't. In either case, my position will not be much different. I will stand upright and keep my upper torso very calm, my standing knee sllightly soft.

DT: What about the boleo, is he leading that?

Kana: Yes, I think he is leading it. It is very hard to see in this video, but I think he is leading it. I think when we unwind the gancho, we both rotate hip joint very slightly.

DT: And is he leading that rotation?

Kana: Yes, with very subtle movement.

Some Keys:
The leader must put the follower in the back step parada (stopped) position to comfortably do this figure.

Previous Page Table of Contents Next Page
Home Page
Suggestion or Observation Email.
If referring to a particular video,
please indicate the number
4x's larger video

Copyright @ 2002 by
Dance Tutor, Ltd.