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Underarm Turn to R.
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2. Underarm Turn to R.

There are many ways to dance an underarm turn in Salsa. This is the most basic of all turns, danced by the lady. It is an essential part of any Salsa dancer's repertoire.

The lady takes the turn in place of her forward rock step. She begins and ends facing the man, taking one full turn over the course of three steps (LRL), counted Quick-Quick-Slow. She will pass under the arm sometime between the Quick and the Slow count.

The man leads the underarm turn as he takes his back rock. The turn is lead by raising his left hand to approximately her eye level, and then circling the hand around her head in a clockwise direction.

STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed or open facing position, LH-RH hold or RH-RH hold.
 
1QuickLeft foot forward. 
2QuickReplace weight to right foot. 
3SlowLeft foot back. 
 
4QuickRight foot back.Begin to lead lady to turn right under raised LH-RH hold (or RH-RH hold). 
5QuickReplace weight to left foot.Continue leading lady to turn right under raised LH-RH hold. 
6SlowRight foot forward.Return left hand to normal position at completion of lady's turn. 
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed or open facing position, LH-RH hold or RH-RH hold.
 
1QuickRight foot back. 
2QuickReplace weight to left foot. 
3SlowRight forward. 
 
4QuickLeft foot forward.Begin to turn right under raised LH-RH hold (or RH-RH hold). 
5QuickRight foot forward, away from partner.Continue turning to right under raised LH-RH hold. 
6SlowLeft foot back.1 full turn to right over 4-6. 


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