Mine may be the front ocho done on the side, (similar to the ocho cortado, except the ocho is not cut).
Pausing could be one. Pivoting on both feet would be another. Of course both of these can be done on one foot as well, so I'm not claiming it has...
It's not that unusual for a leader to sometimes have weight on both feet (depending on the situation). It does make you more stable.
To get in the mood:
Show up at a milonga (or a practica)
Hear good music
Pulls me out of the mood:
Hear bad music (example: anything by...
For me, the cortinas will be the only thing I do differently when DJing on Halloween.
IMO, parallel means not a V. However, there are a lot of preferences masquerading as rules.
The main "variables" in an embrace are:
How open or...
I've taken some workshops from him. He's a very nice guy, and I thought they were worth taking.
You are correct, of course, but the reality is that life is not always fair.
The only thing you can do is use it as motivation to get better, and...
That is incorrect.
I knew you weren't all bad.
You do need to keep track of the follower's foot that has her weight (and/or free foot).
Assuming I'm understanding you correctly (which I'm not...
You left out one of the reasons: that some people prefer it.
I'm sorry, but it's not always an illusion.
Some people do use a weight sharing embrace in social apilado, milonguero style, almagro style, or whatever you want to call it.
My answer would be an unequivocal, no. It is not automatic.
To get into (or out of) cross system, it involves someone doing either a step or weight...
Just because it's not necessary does not in any way, shape, or form, mean that it doesn't exist, or that people don't do it.
Like has been already said, you don't lead with your feet, so the results you described are as expected. I recommend leading with your entire upper...
I thought it was appropriate, when some leader keeps moving back and forth from his lane into yours, causing you to keep having to move abruptly to...
Maybe you didn't watch enough of it. Try at the 4 minute mark. You might be able to recognize some of what they are doing. There are things like...
Well, that may be your opinion, but it's not mine.
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