Right-to-Right Rear Sacada

An equal-sided triangle is
formed by the 3 standing
legs as the 4th leg does
the sacada. Leader and
follower are close to each
other. Leader is low.


Only one place for the
lady's leg to go....


Descent of lady's leg
follows the line of her
standing leg

DT: Andrew, What are you doing here?

Andrew: First be very careful. We are going for the same position as the previous sacada but now we don't syncopate. On the previous sacada, we hold the follower on step 3 and enter the sacada. With this sacada, we hold the follower at step two.

DT: Step 2 of ...

Andrew: ...of the salida or the basic sequence. I always count side left as 1. If I start with a back step, that is not one. I don't count it.

DT: Is that a universal usage?

Andrew: No, I don't believe that is universal.

DT: Kana, this looks similar to the rear sacada on the previous page, but it is not the same, is it?

Kana: As Andrew said a slightly different way, this one is rear sacada from parallel system, and the previous one is rear sacada from cross system**. His standing leg is still on the right foot, but he is sacadaing my right foot in this case, and on the previous one my left foot.

DT: So, left to right on the previous page is parallel system, and rlght to left on this page -is cross system?

Kana: Yes.

DT: Is one harder than the other for the follower?

Kana: The action just after receiving rear sacada is very different here. The follower's front leg, which is the leg receiving the sacada, is between his and my standing leg, so only choice I have is pick up my right leg and do front boleo. In the previous one, my receiving leg was outside of our standing legs, so that I can do the ronde type of move.

DT: Is the triangle, the equal-sided triangle on the 3 standing legs present in this figure?

Kana: Always in sacada. Especially in rear sacada, triangle is a "must" to do it successfully. If you have a group of students in a class and some can do the rear sacada and others cannot, it is really clear the reason why, some are forming even triangle and others are not.

DT: We are talking about the equal-sided triangle formed by the legs other than the sacadaing leg?

Kana: Yes.

Some Keys:
**A fuller discussion of cross and parallel system is found in 12. Walking left to right sacada in outside left side position.

Forming a triangle with the 3 standing legs is the key to positioning for the sacada.

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