New Video: Rock Step Sequence

Following on from Wednesday’s live class, I’m posting the leaders’ and followers’ rock steps (rebotes) on both sides as well as several variations with crossing adornments.

  • Leaders, try to achieve a smooth yet elastic rock or “rebote”
  • Allow the follower to shift their weight back fully
  • Maintaining  a firm hand on the follower’s back helps to mark  the return
  • Lead a tight forward half “ochito” or mini ocho to exit the second rock step where a side step is not possible for the follower.


  • Followers, keep your half ocho small and precise
  • Keep square to the leader and avoid over-stepping them
  • Respond to the rock step lead smoothly and with elasticity
  • Don’t pull with energy in the back, feel and follow the spring in the lead

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