Shoulder Lean

Type Lean
Level Beginner 3
Other Names
Comes From R-to-R Open Position, Belt Loop,
Leads To Open Facing,


This move begins the same way as the Bow & Arrow, but instead of the lead pushing the follow away, the lead makes the follow lean on his side. It can be followed up with some pretty dips and turns to make for a well-polished combo.

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Type    Position, Circle, Progressive
Level   Level 2 Beginner
Other Names   Sweetheart, Wrap, Cradle
Comes From    Open Position, Belt LoopSliding DoorSliding Door DipLoop
Leads To    The LeanSpin OutTriple Hip Combo, Outside Turn (half-turn variation), Cuddle DipFall Through DipStraight Jacket Twist, Can Opener, Backflip,


The Cuddle is a variation on the Inside Turn with both hands connected. The leader turns the follow to wrap her up in his arms. This is a very versatile move! Learn the basic steps for it below, then check out the variations for ways to customize your dance.

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