|cubanito, cubanita||enchufla y al medio|
= small cuban (male, female)
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enchufla y al medio
= connect her and to the middle
This figure ends up in a formation with a basic step going in and out to the center (al medio). From this basic step a number of commands may be used, the easiest ones being simply derecha (right) and izquierda (left).
In the al medio position a few things change:
- claps (con una) start on beat 1, in stead of beat 7 like in pelota.
- directions may be referred to as derecha / izquierda (right / left) in stead of abajo / arriba.
To go from the position “al medio” and back to open position (the basic step “guapea”), a common call is “dile que no”. Or you could call “recogela” (pick her up).
Lead go right (on 1), inside the follower and passing one follower. The figure is shown in the video for “enchufla y al medio”. To isse this command to the followers, call “mujeres derecha” (women to the right). The follower go right (on 5!), in front of the leader.
If “mujeres” is used his way, it is recommended to use “hombres” if it again should refer to the leaders, to avoid confusion.
For example: “enchufla y al medio > derecha > mujered izuierda > hombres derecha”.
This command is similar to “(a la) derecha”, only the direction is the opposite, left in stead of right. The figure is shown in the video for “enchufla y al medio”.
A common combination is: “hombres derecha y mujeres izquierda” (men go right and women go left).