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First Edition Revisions

Since the first edition of this book was released, a number of developments and slight edits have been made. If you own a copy of this technique book, please use the changes listed below to update yours to the most accurate information available.

MarShere is currently working on it's second edition of Street Latin Technique, which will include additional figures for every dance, as well as these updates listed below. We do hope this book assists you with developing a sound technique in the Street Latin dance style.

 

Street Latin Technique Book First Edition Revisions

 

Page 91 - Trayecto

Lady, Step 7, Feet Position - Should be “L.F. back (toe turned out)”

Lady, Step 8, Feet Position - Should be “R.F. back, leading with heel on floor”

Lady, Step 1, Alignment - Should be “Facing DC against LOD, end Facing DW against LOD”

Lady, Step 2, Alignment - Should be “Facing DW against LOD, end Facing DC”

Lady, Step 3, Alignment - Should be “Facing DC”

Lady, Step 5, Alignment - Should be “Facing DC, end Facing against LOD”

Lady, Step 6, Alignment - Should be “Facing against LOD, end Facing DC”

Lady, Step 7, Alignment - Should be “Facing DC, end Facing Centre”

Lady, Step 8, Alignment - Should be “Facing Centre”

Lady, Step 1, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to L”

Lady, Step 2, Amount of Turn - Should be “½ to L”

Lady, Step 3, Amount of Turn - Should be “No Turn”

Lady, Step 5, Amount of Turn - Should be “⅜ to L”

Lady, Step 7, Amount of Turn - Should be “⅞ to L”

Lady, Step 8, Amount of Turn - Should be “No Turn”

NOTES - Should be: “This figure is used in high levels of dancing and requires “full” lower body contact with knees well flexed. It is important that Lady waits for leads from Man to ensure feet do not collide with his. Step 7 is an Ocho Atrasado action where Lady releases toe into a decoration. On Step 8, Lady must keep R heel on floor when stepping backwards, which allows Man to stop Lady without injury.

 

Page 97 - Salsa Index

Suzi Q (spelling) - Should be: Suzie Q

 

Page 102 - Inside Out New Yorker

Lady, Step 1, Alignment - Should be “Facing Centre, end backing LOD”

 

Page 110 - Inside Left Turn

Man, Step 2, Feet Position - Should be “R.F. diagonally back with foot turned in”

 

Page 126 - Continuous Cross Body Lead

Lady, Step 11, Feet Position - Should be “R.F. small step side”

 

Page 136 - Washing Machine

Lady, Step 25, Amount of Turn - Should be “No Turn”

136 Washing Machine Lady, Step 26, Feet Position - Should be “L.F. closes towards R.F.”

136 Washing Machine Lady, Step 26, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to L”

136 Washing Machine Lady, Step 27, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to R”

136 Washing Machine Lady, Step 28, Amount of Turn - Should be “to R”

 

Page 137 - Behind the Back

Man, Step 6, Feet Position - Should be “R.F. closes to L.F.”

 

Page 140 - Suzie Q

Man & Lady, Step 4 & 5, Footwork - Should be: “Both: BF”

 

Page 141 - Spot Turn into Foot Change

NOTES - Should be: “This figure is Change danced solo. Double Hand Hold is taken up towards the end of count”8”. Lady can perform Body Roll and/or Hip Roll on counts 5-8 with her feet in a position. Man can dance a loose ronde of the foot on Step 4.

 

Page 145 - Club Taco

Lady, Step 14, Feet Position - Should be “L.F. closes towards R.F.”

 

Page 151 - Lambada Sit

Lady, Step 3, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to L”

151 Lambada Sit Lady, Step 4, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to L”

 

Page 155 - Merengue Index

Brazos Envoultos (spelling) - Should be “Brazos Envueltos”

 

Page 157 - Basic Movement

Follow, Any figure commencing in Hold - Should be : “Any figure in Normal Hold, L hand to R hand & Fan Position”

 

Page 166 - Double Spot Turns

NOTES — To be added: “In the beginner levels, the spot turn can under-turned in the middle to make it easier and more achievable. Therefore Step 2 for Lady is “No Turn” and Step 8 for Man is “No Turn”.

 

Page 167 - Rotation Turns

NOTES - To be added: “Where the feet position is listed as on spot, the foot can actually be replaced slightly fwd.”

 

Page 168 - Rotation Turns

Follows - Should be: “Any figure commencing in Normal Hold, Open Facing Position or R Side Position”

NOTE - To be added: “For an alternate ending, figure can be danced with only Steps finishing in R Side Position. Step 7 is over turned for Lady and under-turned for Man allowing to end in R Side Position. 

 

Page 170 - Agachada

Lady, Step 1, Amount of Turn - Should be “⅛ to R”

Lady, Step 2, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to L”

Lady, Step 3, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to R”

Lady, Step 4, Amount of Turn - Should be “⅛ to L”

Lady, Step 5, Amount of Turn - Should be “⅛ to R”

Lady, Step 6, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to L”

Lady, Step 7, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to R”

Lady, Step 8, Amount of Turn - Should be “⅛ to L”

 

Page 181 - Wrap with Side Body Roll

Man, Step 1, Feet Position - Should be “L.F. small step side”

Man, Step 2, Feet Position - Should be “R.F. beside L.F.”

Man, Step 3, Feet Position - Should be “L.F. beside R.F.”

Man, Step 5, Feet Position - Should be “L.F small step fwd”

Man, Step 7, Feet Position - Should be “L.F side & slightly back”

Man, Step 9, Feet Position - Should be “L.F. fwd & across”

Man, Step 10, Feet Position - Should be “R.F. replaces on spot”

Man, Step 11, Feet Position - Should be “L.F. closes R.F.”

Man, Step 12, Feet Position - Should be “R.F. beside L.F.”

Man, Step 8, Amount of Turn - Should be “⅛ to R”

Man, Step 9, Amount of Turn - Should be “⅝ to R”

Man, Step 10, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to R”

Man, Step 11, Amount of Turn - Should be “No Turn”

Man, Step 12, Amount of Turn - Should be “No Turn”

Man, Step 8, Alignment - Should be “Wall, end Facing Diag. Wall against LOD”

Man, Step 9, Alignment - Should be “Facing LOD”

Man, Step 10, Alignment - Should be “Facing Wall”

Man, Step 11, Alignment - Should be “Facing Wall”

 

Page 182 - Wrap with Side Body Roll

Lady, Step 1, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to L”

Lady, Step 2, Amount of Turn - Should be “½ to L”

Lady, Step 3, Amount of Turn - Should be “No Turn”

Lady, Step 9, Amount of Turn - Should be “½ to L”

Lady, Step 10, Amount of Turn - Should be “No Turn”

Lady, Step 1, Alignment - Should be “Facing against LOD, end Facing Wall”

Lady, Step 2, Alignment - Should be “Facing Centre”

Lady, Step 3, Alignment - Should be “Facing Centre”

Lady, Step 9, Alignment - Should be “Facing Centre, end Facing Wall”

 

Page 185 - Brazos Envueltos

Lady, Step 1, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to R” “¼ to R”

Lady, Step 1, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to R”

NOTES: - Should be “Although similar to Latin Wrap, this is danced more closely due to hand holds. Lady will be required to tilt her head, flexing her knees going into step 4 to accommodate the difficult hand hold” 

 

Page 189 - Helicopter

Man, Step 20, Feet Position - Should be “R.F. beside L.F., toe turned in”

Man, Step 20, Alignment - Should be “Facing Centre, end Facing against LOD”

Man, Step 20, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to L”

Man, Step 21, Alignment - Should be “Facing against LOD, end Facing Wall”

Man, Step 21, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to L”

Man, Step 22, Alignment - Should be “Facing Wall, end Facing LOD”

Man, Step 22, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to L”

Man, Step 23, Alignment - Should be “Facing LOD, end Facing against LOD”

Man, Step 23, Amount of Turn - Should be “½ to L”

Man, Step 24, Alignment - Should be “Facing against LOD, end Facing Diag. Wall against LOD”

Man, Step 24, Amount of Turn - Should be “⅛ to L”

Man, Step 25, Alignment - Should be “Facing Diag. Wall against LOD, end Facing Wall”

Man, Step 25, Amount of Turn - Should be “⅛ to L”

Man, Step 26, Alignment - Should be “Facing Wall, end Facing LOD”

Man, Step 26, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to L”

Man, Step 27, Alignment - Should be “Facing LOD, end Facing Centre”

Man, Step 27, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to L”

Man, Step 28, Alignment - Should be “Facing Centre, end Facing Diag. against LOD”

Man, Step 28, Amount of Turn - Should be “⅛ to L”

Man, Step 29, Alignment - Should be “Facing Diag. Centre against LOD, end Facing Diag. Wall against LOD”

Man, Step 29, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to L”

Man, Step 30, Alignment - Should be “Facing Diag. Wall against LOD, end Facing Wall”

Man, Step 30, Amount of Turn - Should be “⅛ to L”

Man, Step 31, Alignment - Should be “Facing Wall, end Facing LOD”

Man, Step 31, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to L”

NOTES - Removing: “Man’s body continues to turn a ¼ to L on Step 20”

 

Page 191 - Helicopter

Lady, Step 26, Alignment - Should be “Facing against LOD”

Lady, Step 26, Amount of Turn - Should be “No Turn”

Lady, Step 27, Alignment - Should be “Facing against LOD, end Facing Centre”

Lady, Step 27, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to R”

Lady, Step 28, Alignment - Should be “Facing Centre, end Facing Diag. Centre”

Lady, Step 29, Alignment - Should be “Facing Diag. Centre, end Facing Diag. Wall”

Lady, Step 29, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to R”

Lady, Step 30, Alignment - Should be “Facing Diag. Wall, end Facing Wall”

Lady, Step 30, Amount of Turn - Should be “⅛ to R”

Lady, Step 31, Alignment - Should be “Facing Wall, end Facing against LOD”

Lady, Step 31, Amount of Turn - Should be “¼ to R”