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Intermediate Salsa: Open the Hammerlock (on2) In this lesson you will learn a variation of the Hammerlock into a traveling Arm Spiral followed by a fun axle turn for the leader into a Whip for the follower. The move concludes with a free spin into a 360. You'll love this combination on the dance floor! Level: Intermediate A word about Salsa Dance Styles --------------------------------------------- L.A. style (On1) and New York style (On2) are two of the most popular Salsa dance styles around the world. In the L.A style, the leader breaks forward with his left foot on the first beat of the measure while the follower breaks back with her right foot. In the New York style, the follower breaks forward with her left foot on the second beat of the measure while the leader breaks back with his right foot. Once you feel comfortable dancing on one of these styles, you can easily translate your Salsa repertoire to the other style by following the "Timing Conversion Table" included as supplemental material with this video. Carlos & Azucena have made a name in the International Salsa scene as performers, instructors and competitors. They have won several titles including 4-time Texas Salsa Open Champions, 3rd place at the 2008 World Salsa Championships in the team division, and finalists at the 2005 World Salsa Championships. They have also been featured in ESPN, The Cristina Show (Univision), American Latino TV, and "Que Pasa Austin", among others. Visit their website at to find out more about their subscription-based online Salsa lessons and other products for Salsa dancers.
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