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Embellishments (Adornos) for Women and Men: Part I

Embellishments (Adornos) are small foot, leg or body movements that dancers work into their dance that are not functional, but rather embellish their steps. Since women do not dictate the steps, rhythm or direction of the dance, they use embellishments to express their personality within the dance. Men can also perform embellishments to add flavor to their movements.

Teachers: Clint Rauscher & Shelley Brooks

From Walking

In the video below, we show some basic embellishments which can be accomplished from just walking.

  • El Lapiz (The Pencil)
  • Playful Weight Changes
  • Heel Taps (Taconeo)
  • Tuck and Tap by Him

From a Side Step

In the video below, we show some basic embellishments which can be accomplished from a side step.

  • El Lapiz (The Pencil)
  • Tuck Behind before Side Step
  • Double Side Step for Him
 
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From Back and Forward Ochos

In the video below, we show some basic embellishments which can be accomplished from back and forward ochos.

  • Foot Kisses by Him
  • Foot Kisses by Both
  • Foot Kisses during Forward Ochos
  • Tucks by Her
  • Tuck and Hold by Her
  • Circular Leg Lift by Her
  • Straight Leg Lift by Her
 
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