Note to The Followers. You do not need a partner to practice the Broken Left turn. Salsa is a dance that involves a lot of turns. Practice this move on your own until you no longer need to think about the footwork.
TIP: It will be difficult to do this move with shoes that grip the floor. Try to find a pair of shoes that have a flat sole that you can easily turn in. You can also practice this at home with a pair socks.
TIP: Keeps your steps in a straight line even when doing the turn
TIP: Stay on the balls of your feet while turning and keep your heels off the floor.
Ladies will walk forward for 3 counts and do a 180 turn on the 5th count. We call this move a catwalk because girls are suppose to strut their stuff like the are a runaway model.
Guys footwork for the Catwalk will be same as their Cross Body Lead. By clearing the slot, you give the girl a signal to continue walking forward. The next part of it is to bring your arm over her head on the count of 5 which signals to the girl you want her to perform a 180 turn.
The left turn footwork for the leader is similar to the their right turn footwork except your turning left instead of right this time
TIP: Stay on the balls of your feet when turning and keep your heels off the floor.
In the next video we will demonstrate how to incorporate these moves into the beginner combo.