Welcome Salseros! This page demonstrates a turn which has two aspects different from the underarm turn on the Salsa page from which you came. In addition to showing a different dance, the turn here is a triple turn, not a single turn. The lady turns three times. Secondly, these are inside turns, the lady's right hand is held but she is turned left (meaning her left shoulder is leading to the back).

10. Multi-turn in Balboa

For the leader, from closed position, on 1, he steps back with his left foot separating from the follower. On 2, he steps with his right foot crossing over his left foot. At the same time, he raises the follower’s right hand with his left hand. On 3, he steps around counterclockwise with his left foot and turns the follower 180 degrees clockwise. On 4, he steps with his right foot crossing over his left foot and turns the follower 180 degrees. On 5, he steps around counterclockwise with his left foot and turns the follower 180 degrees clockwise. On 6, he steps with his right foot crossing over his left foot and turns the follower 180 degrees. On 7, he does a hold with his left foot and moves back into closed position with the follower. On 8, he steps with his left foot in closed position.

For the follower, from closed position, on 1, she is led back onto her right foot separating from the leader. On 2, she steps forward with her left. On 3, she steps with her right foot turning clockwise. On 4, she steps with her left foot turning clockwise. On, 5 she steps with her right foot turning clockwise. On 6, she steps with her left foot turning clockwise. On 7, as the leader starts coming back into closed position, the follower’s axis should be maintained such that she keeps her weight on her left leg and does a hold with her right foot. On 8, she does a step with her right foot in closed position.

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