Your frequently-used series of patterns in the club...

Mr.Q

New Member
#1
Hi,

I'm just curious what are your favorite or mostly-used series of patterns used in the club. Of course, patterns are not the most important part of the partner dancing. However, well organized patterns give us more fun.

For example, I mostly start with closed position. After some back-and-force basics, I try some Cross body lead (CBL) and some basic turns (outside, inside) to have a clue about partner's level.

If she follows without any problems, I'm trying CBL with lady's traveling inside turn. (single hand, both hands) and some more fun and challenging patterns.

One of my favorite pattern is "change hands behind lady's back and unroll". It's fun to see if she can follow. :lol:

What is your mostly-used combinations of patterns ?
 

Sagitta

Well-Known Member
#2
I do moves that are different, that are playful. For instance, revolving door, besito, el dos, simple tunnel after follower is in sweetheart/cuddle position. I like moves where can stop and dance in place such as the two handed follower inside turn via CBL where one can move together in palce for a basic before unwinding. Then there is the right hand-right hand move that one does when one starts the ponle sabor rueda move.
 

Mr.Q

New Member
#3
Sagitta said:
I do moves that are different, that are playful. For instance, revolving door, besito, el dos, simple tunnel after follower is in sweetheart/cuddle position. I like moves where can stop and dance in place such as the two handed follower inside turn via CBL where one can move together in palce for a basic before unwinding. Then there is the right hand-right hand move that one does when one starts the ponle sabor rueda move.
Looks like you definitely much more advanced than me...
BTW, what are besito and el dos ?
 

Sagitta

Well-Known Member
#4
Oh no!! :shock: I'm a horrible dancer. :oops:

Besito. Two handed hold, with right-right over left to left, First 4 beats do move like sombreo or follower right turn. Next 4 beats/measure , rock back on right(quick), forward with left(quick), right forward. Now you are perpendicular to follower, with follower on left, leader with right hnad behind back and left hand in front of follower. Next measure put left hand behind followers head with a quick peck on the cheek. Last measure make your escape, putting distance between you and the follower just in case. :car:

El dos. Single hand hold right-right. Make follower do turn like sweetheart first measure (4 beats), then second measure slip in front of follower. Now both of you rock back and move from side to side, loooking at each other on every slow, with ledaer looking over shoulder. Cute, very cute. :wink:
 

SDsalsaguy

Administrator
Staff member
#5
Mr.Q... the names Sagitta typically uses are for Casino style. Personally I have no real background in that style so its all Greek to me too... :wink:
 
#6
my favorite/most used patterns??..

Improvisation! :)

depends on the music, who i dance with, and my mood.. but then again i'm not friends with patterns.. i tried.. but it dont feel right to me.. so i just go with the flow.. :D
 
#7
Mr.Q said:
....What is your mostly-used combinations of patterns ?
Mr. Q, the moves Sagitta speaks of or in Casino Rueda. As far as what moves are commonly used, it depends on where you live and what type of Salsa. In Florida, it is mostly Casino/Casino Rueda so that is what we see most frequently in the clubs. We do have other styles such as LA, On2 etc. again depending on where you live.

Here's a cool link for Casino Rueda moves: Casino/Casino Rueda Clips
 
#8
I start with some basic stuff too. It gives me a feel of the lady I’m dancing with, the connection and show what style I chose to the music played.

The casino moves can often be used or modified to dancing with a single partner only. The names differ from place to place, with only the very basic in common. In the Besito I know, you don’t peck your partner, but the next lady in the wheel.

Have to try the new version. :D
 

Sagitta

Well-Known Member
#9
Okay danish guy. This one is for you. In abrazala you can peck the cheek of the follower you are dancing with. Move does not call for it, but if you can why not? :wink: Third measure (set of 4 beats) you are dancing in place, no? What better thing to do then make the lady feel special with a little peck too. :)
 

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