5. High sacada to calesita

They are cross-footed. The
next step is the high (thigh
to thigh) sacada

Just after the high sacada;
they are in the calesita phase.
He will step quickly counterclockwise.

He keeps her on axis until...

...he leads her out and she
puts weight on her back foot

At the follower’s cross she is led side R as leader steps inside past her left foot making thigh to thigh contact, sending her pivoting on her R foot through at least 180º .

Follower: After her step back L he leads her to step side right where she pivots left or counterclockwise on the R foot. The ball of her free foot stays close to the floor as she pivots, describing an arc ending with her L foot tucked behind her R. With no weight change, she walks back L, R, and cross L.

Leader: From side L together R, forward L (1, 3, 1), forward R, placing his L behind his R, turning chest to the left.

High sacada: With his free R foot he steps deep between her feet, making gentle contact between his R leg and her L, above the knee, and still turning left.

A sacada is an action where the leader appears to step through space occupied by the follower, usually between her feet. The lead for a sacada however is in the torso, in the intention of the leader to step through the place she in fact has already left. The lead is NOT in the contact of leg to leg, which in reality is very subtle or even non-existent. In this case this element is termed a HIGH sacada because the contact is above the knee.

Calesita: Holding her on axis he steps behind L, side R (1, 3, 1,) and continues to pivot left until he faces his new direction, then walks out left. As he takes his back and side steps, above, the leader is careful to maintain a constant distance between himself and his partner. He is walking around the circle of which she is the center at that moment, which defines a calesita.

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