Footwork Technique {Planta Tacón Tacón Combination Two}


I've had a little break since uploading the last video with the holiday season and then a few new years things getting in the way. I hope you all had a great time and a great start to your year!

Today's video is of an exercise I often do to warm up my feet and legs. Beginners might find it a little difficult but if you start slowly you should have no problem learning this exercise. 

Before we begin you need to know how to do a basic planta tacón tacón, you can learn this by watching this video.

Planta Tacón Tacón Tutorial


The key with this combination is in the change in rhythm half way through the compás. The exercise is as follows...

The whole exercise is four compás long. The first three compás are the same, the fourth compás is different.

1st compás starts in single time with a planta on count 12 then on count 6 it changes to double time.

12  1  2  3  4  5  6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 +

2nd compás and 3rd compás repeat the same pattern

For the 4th compás you continue the double time and finish with an accent on count 10.

12 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 1011 

You can then wait on count eleven and start the whole thing again on count 12.

When you start doing more advanced steps you will really notice if you don't have good posture, remember to keep yourself supported through the middle and keep your upper body lifted.