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.