Hello every body. Well this is my first topic (so I also give you some clues about me). Dance is a visual thing and it's far more easy to show a mouvement or a move or a pattern than to describe it with words, but I think it's interesting to try to describe such things with words (it's a good exercise), for example to write it down when taking classes, for example when communicating with others in a textual world like here in this web forum (you cannot post videos, can you?), and because you have to analyse the thing. Don't misunderstand me, I prefer to have the teacher showing the thing and not doing a lot of bla bla (I understand quickly and I prefer to try it right now, not being told all the things but rather thinking by myself to get it better) or looking at good dancers, and I think that dancing is a living thing where feeling and creativity is more important than theory and technique (theory just helps to understand things, and techniques are just usefuls tools to have more ways and can sometimes help doing things better). So here's the game (describing moves with words), will you try this right here? And here in the salsa forum because I'm currently mostly involved in salsa dancing (I've done Cuban style (Casino) and now I'm on the mambo thing I mean the slotted way (LA, P2, ET2)). For example (if you know about it) you can try to describe a "Hammerlock" (I'm curious about that). Note: As salsa is an umbrella term to cover différents kinds of music, what about "Salsa dances" (like "Swing dances") to speak of all the kinds of salsa dancing, when I talk about "a salsa dance" that's what I mean. And don't forget there are many salsa dances, so don't forget to specify the one your are telling about in your post (unless you don't know). And if you use counts, don't forget to recall the counting used, because the ways to count are not the same, for example the counting is different (ex: LA vs P2) or covers different steps (ex: LA vs ET2), and also depends on the foot the leader begins with (or do his first break). Yes I could have started many topics with this first message and maybe I will, but I have so much to tell and discuss that I couldn't stop writing (and that's the beginning (more to come if I have the time to do and find an english dictionary)). PS: And of course dance is about fun, so don't think I'm too serious. NB: I initially titled this topic as "Describe patterns in a salsa dance".