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Big Pivots - Advanced - Touch Back Ocho Entrance

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For Followers: There is a forward step, a pivot, a side step and a pivot. Basically, that is this combination, as she goes around him. While it does not really look it, that is half a molinette. We say this, because we wan to call your attention to how very common molinette technique is in a great many combinations. It's there even when it doesn't look that way.

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00:05
So, this is going to start: side, forward,
I pivot, so she steps…
00:09
..turn her around me, pivots more, back ochos.
00:13
If we’re breaking it down, I'm tempted to say,
“See we broke it down, you got it.”
00:17
D: No not quite.
N: It’s just magic.
00:20
So first two steps: leader, side, forward,
follower side, back.
00:23
Right here, I’m going to pivot to my left
so she can go around me.
00:28
And I’m not going to step too big.
And I’m not going to open my hips.
00:31
So it’s not this, and it’s not this.
00:37
Right, so it stays in the circle around me.
00:41
Now, as she steps forward,
the same side step as all the others.
00:44
Don’t go too small.
00:45
I’ll step forward to her back foot,
well, actually a little bit less in this case.
00:49
Taking around.
00:54
Push off with the back foot
so she can step side around me...
00:56
..step in place, here are our back ochos.
01:02
Once again, showing just for the leaders, side,
forward, pivot her, step as you make her step…
01:12
..pivot through, change weight, back ochos.
01:17
For the followers, it starts, side, back.
01:22
As he pivots without stepping, you step around him,
he’ll go with you as you step...
01:27
.. forward, side, back, like a molinette into back ochos on that back step.
01:38
We can show, but I wanted to say for the followers...
01:41
..no matter how fast the leader is going
make sure you’re over the ball of your foot...
01:45
..and you're balanced before you take the next step.
01:46
Otherwise, you can pull both of you over.
02:01
From another angle.