1d. Leader Alternating Position from Right to Center of Follower

The leader steps with his
left foot into the track of
the follower's right foot.
Put differently, his left
and her right are moving a-
long the same line.

Then, the leader steps with his
right foot outside the
follower's right foot.

Next, the leader steps again into
the track of the follower's
right foot, and so on.
While tango dancers spend some time dancing directly in front of each other, they spend more time dancing to the right of each other. The leader should, therefore, practice travelling back and forth from the follower's center to her right.

THE LEADER steps with his left foot directly into the track of the follower's right foot, which keeps him in front of her, or in other words, to the center. He then steps with his right foot to the right of the follower. These steps should be repeated so that he shifts back and forth from the follower's center to her right.

Be sure to keep your chest and body over the foot you step on. Each time you step, check yourself to see if your chest is either clearly to your partner's right or squarely in front of her.

THE FOLLOWER takes basic steps backward as the leader changes his position with each step. Focus on staying connected with your partner, maintaining good posture and dance frame.

KEY POINTS

Both the leader and follower should twist slightly at the waist when they are to the right of each other so that their chests can face each other even though their bodies are positioned diagonally. Remember to twist, not bend sideways, at the waist, keeping an upright posture.

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