Cuban Salsa: Yoyoflow con Molino

This is another variation of the extraordinary move, I call Yoyoflow. It has characteristic windmill (Molino) arm movements in the Dile Que No at the end. For background information about the move, see my tutorial “Yoyoflow (Coca-Cola Moderno)”. The Video Clip is from a YouTube video labeled “Salsa Intermediate 31.01.12”, Moscow, Russia, 2012.

This version is similar to Yoyoflow con Habanero but it only has one Habanero after the Vacilala before going into Dile Que No. The DQN ending is shorter, and windmill arms have replaced Coca-Cola.

The DQN ending is also a good move on its own: Dile Que No con Molino y Habanero. Note that this last Habanero is lead by the shoulders. This seems natural after the windmill.

Breakdown of the move

  1. Dile Que No with Coca-Cola.
  2. Unwrap Coca-Cola with Vacilala steps, turning on 1-2-3 and walking on 5-6-7.
  3. Then use the Habanero model: walking on 1-2-3 and turning on 5-6-7.
  4. Then Dile Que No with the windmill on 5-6-7.
  5. Another Habanero: walking on 1-2-3, turning on 5-6-7.
  6. DQN

How to learn Yoyoflow

Start to learn DQN con Coca-Cola y Habanero and DQN con Molino y Habanero in order to get the feel for leading the Habanero stepping, walking on 1-2-3 and turning on 5-6-7 by the hips and shoulders.

Use the two DQNs to test a Follow. If she can’t do a simple hip or shoulder lead Habanero, there is no chance that she will succeed with any of the much more difficult Yoyoflow variations.

The Yoyoflow variations will only succeed if the Lead leads them spot on. The best way for the Lead to learn the leading is by training the moves with a couple of Follows at Practica training sessions.

When the Lead owns the Yoyoflow moves and has a feel for exactly how to lead them, it should be possible to do the moves with any Follow at masterclass level.

Links to Yoyoflow tutorials

  1. Yoyoflow (Coca-Cola Moderno).
  2. Yoyoflow con Vacilala
  3. Yoyoflow con Habanero
  4. Yoyoflow con Molino
  5. DQN con Coca-Cola y Habanero
  6. DQN con Molino y Habanero


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