Hi, I dance old traditional style (close embrace) A.T. and I have a question that if answered, in the positive, will save me a lot of thinking..haha... true! The sacada is my last hold-out, unlearned tango trick that I have not been able to do...and a question occurred to me that if answered in the positive, will save me a lot of time figuring out how/when to do them. Q: are sacadas always (or 90+%) done in crossed footed position and/or at least on an off beat so that it, in effect, it amounts to crossed footed dancing...? if only for an instant? I've already received the instruction that I lean too far forward (apilado) to do sacadas and so I have corrected that....also, from observation it seems to me that the best sacadas are done thigh to thigh...and good sacaderos seem to keep the sacada foot more on the floor than not.... (unsure)....Anyway, if the answer to the above question is 'Yes' then at least I will know that I always have to have the effect of crossed feet for the moment of the sacada... I hope that I am using the correct verbiage to describe my question... thank you in advance.