In actuality, not that it is important, a molinete is a windmill. In more general terms, it is a grapevine that is done in a circle. Even jazz dancers call this a windmill. Just not so, as Zoops explains.......... In another post, Zoops also commented on Fabian's molinete exercise. She posted that, though she understands and likes it, that her resevation might be that it promotes dancing it as a prescribed pattern rather than a led/followed movement. Just wanted to say that this isn't necessarily a bad thing. There are prescribed movements in AT, and this happens to be one of them. When I was there, they taught us El Codigo du Tango...dance in ones and threes, create and take space, and the man dances around the room - the lady dances around the man in a molinete pattern (unless otherwise led is implied).