Ganchos, Boleos and Kicks - Intermediate - Kick Between The Legs

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Kicks between the legs require that the leader have a clear start and stop lead and that the follower have a good connection between legs and torso.

But there do exist couples where a kick between the legs would not be a good idea:

Perhaps No Kick Between the Legs

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00:20
That’s kind of kooky and fun.
00:22
I agree.
00:26
Breaking it down; we go side together,
through together.
00:30
Here as I go forward I go momentum, catch.
00:33
So I throw to give her momentum
and as I am doing that...
00:37
..I’m counterweighting with my body.
I’m exaggerating here.
00:40
Do that again.
That’s hard to coordinate.
00:42
So it’s side, forward, throw, catch.
00:46
So you see I rock back to my heel...
00:50
..and then I step when she hits the peak
of her boleo.
00:54
And he’s calling this back thing,
it’s a back boleo.
00:57
A linear boleo.
00:58
So I pull back as I’m sending her out.
So you see my arms extend a little bit.
01:04
I’m exaggerating right now so it’s easier to see.
01:14
And - go for it.
01:15
I was thinking that it’s very important when we kick forward,
for us to end sharply.
01:20
So if we kick forward and we keep on going,
can you show that in that camera?
01:25
Just kick forward and keep on going.
01:28
No I didn’t mean that. I just meant that the leg
kind of didn’t have an ending to it.
01:34
It just loses a lot of it’s specialness.
01:37
So instead of going pop in,
you go - .
01:43
And it just stutters away like a boat or something,
when the motor dies.
01:48
Now the women will never do that.
01:50
You just want a really sharp ending to it.
01:52
Which means you’re going to tense all of the
top muscles on your leg...
01:56
..all the way down from the top of the thigh.
02:05
So we have the throw and then
after it hits your body ladies….
02:09
..then it goes into your leg.
And then we’ll throw back, leaders.
02:12
So you see I bring her towards me
and I lean forward.
02:14
And then that throws her leg forward
as I’m pulling her towards me…
02:17
..and as I lean back,
that’s the ending of that kick.