Day 6: Spirals

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Alright, so I have thrown you a curve ball here.

This is a ballroom turn, but that does NOT mean we shouldn’t train it. Because, honestly, training all sorts of techniques will make you a much stronger and well versed dancer over all. The spiral turn takes a lot of control, balance and patience to master. I still have lots of work to do on spirals, but I love them and they have helped me with a lot of my turns in general. Step forward with one foot. Then, with the back foot you will push(gently) your weight to the front foot while turning to the inside. That means if you step forward with the right foot you will spiral to the left and vice versa). When you are turning maintain your body weight on the front foot the ENTIRE time while letting the back leg drag and eventually wrap around the standing leg. See how long you can hold your balance on the standing leg. Then step forward with the opposite leg and try the spiral on that side.

Remember:

  • Keep the feet turned out (yep, I’m going to keep reminding you EVERY DAY!)
  • Keep your weight on the front foot the entire time
  • Less is more when it comes to power.Don’t use to much force, focus on control and balance
  • Squeeze your thighs to help keep you balanced and to slow you down
  • Don’t be afraid to let the heel of the standing leg drag on the ground to slow you down and keep you balanced
  • Be patient! This is a really hard turn and really trains your technique.

Good luck and I hope you enjoy!

Shoes are @burjushoes “Goldstone” in green snakeskin. These are my go-to “feel like a rock star” shoes.And they are so comfy!

#salsaspins #salsachallenge  #doyouburju #spirals #technique

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