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May 18, 2009

The Cross Body Lead


SOURCE: YouTube
INSTRUCTOR(S):
Eddie Torres, Angel Ortiz, Duplessey Walker
STUDIO: Eddie Torres Latin Dance Studio
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
LESSON NUMBER 3: The Cross Body Lead
NEXT LESSON: Open Break
PREVIOUS LESSON: Basic Right Turn

Cross body lead (CBL), Salsa On2 (New York style) with leader stepping left foot back on 1. Clip 21. Narrated by Eddie Torres. Dancers Angel Ortiz and Duplessey Walker.

TIPS FOR THE CROSS BODY LEAD
1. Leaders, pay close attention to having the proper hand placement. Your right hand should rest on her left shoulder blade with your finger tips just touching her right shoulder blade.
2. Followers, notice Duplessey's hands. They are never on her sides. Always keep your hands nice and high.

THIS LESSON IS PART OF "THE MAMBO OCHO" SERIES
The first 8 steps every beginner needs know. You will see these basic moves at every salsa club, party and social. Master "The Mambo Ocho" for a proper foundation to becoming a incredible dancer.

First developed by Todd Chen, director and founder of the NYC Salsa Dance Company in Manhattan. The Mambo Ocho is a series of 8 beginner steps that form the core of the dance company's class curriculum. A proven program that has helped hundreds of beginner students with little or no dance experience become skilled Salseros.

Lesson 1: The Basic Step
Lesson 2: Single Right Turn
Lesson 3: The Cross Body Lead (CBL)
Lesson 4: Open Break
Lesson 5: Copa Check
Lesson 6: Spot Turn AKA Walkaround
Lesson 7: CBL Inside/Inline Turn
Lesson 8: 360 Cross Body

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