The first was on finding the middle part of each step and being able to shift her weight back and forth between her legs without resolving the step, until we are ready.
We talked about the fact that each step has 4 parts.
1. We send our free leg
2. We transfer our weight 50/50 in the middle of our step
3. We completely transfer our weight to our new supporting leg (finding our balance)
4. We collect our new free leg.
Many times we skip these moments in our steps and just jump from 1 to 4, falling into steps rather than transferring our weight all the way through a step.
In the second class, we look at forward & back sacadas for the leaders and forward sacadas for the followers. At 2.30 of the video, we also looked at getting a back sacada while staying "primarily" in a close embrace.
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