First watch and follow along with Eddie from the video tutorial.
The open break is a move that you will learn on the first day of any salsa class. The open break indicates to the follower that you are about to initiate a turn. A simple analogy comes from driving. It is proper etiquette to first flip your turn signals on to let other drivers on the road know that you wish to make a turn. When it comes to salsa dancing, your open break is like a turn signal to your partner and lets her know that you are about to turn her. You will see this principle illustrated in the next lesson.
PRACTICE: You do not need a partner to practice the open break footwork. Make sure you are able to do the open break with your basic step. Try repeating the following sequence over and over again:
Basic - Open Break - Basic - Open Break - Basic