Cuban Salsa: Setenta y Dos (72) con Giro

Setenta y Dos con Giro is the “official” name of this move but most dancers think of it as Setenta y Dos. They can not imagine the figure without the Giro. None of the three videos below use the Giro as part of the name. It is implied.

The Gancho hooks can be made simultaneously or one by one, and we have two more options to consider: the Lead can make the hooks or the Lead can decide that the Follow should make the hooks. For examples of these options see: Setenta y Dos.

The video from the “Salsa Academy” in France, 2018, shows Setenta y Dos with Giro at the end. The two hooks are done simultaneously and the Giro is done with a rocking motion.

Same Video on YouTube

The video from “Ricardo Pérez DANCESCHOOL”, 2013, is a good example of one of the ways to hold hands during the Giro. The two hooks are done simultaneously and the Giro is in this case done without Merenque style rocking.

Same Video on YouTube

The next video from 2017 features Amando and Anahí from Mexican “Salsaficion”. In this video the hooks are done one by one, starting with the Lead’s left (it is probably more common to start with the right). They rock the Giro but depending on music and inclination, one cal also decide not to rock the boat:

Same Video on YouTube

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