It’s a special effect created by co-contraction, applied in a contra direction to her pivot (front or back), with a change of embrace to block. In contrast to a contra voleo-circular, where the mark’s body moves around the revel, in rebote cadera his body is directed to intercept and block her spiral.
- Mark a pivot (front or back).
- Extend the base leg’s knees (when the Mark does this, the Revel will copy)
- Co-contract the base leg
- Co-contract the biceps and triceps to create a block in the embrace.
- The Revel’s embrace will stop, but her hips continue elastically to the limit of her flexibility and then (due to stretch-reflex), reverse the spiral.
- It’s nice to continue the elasticity into the shoulder joints. Seek a stretching sensation in the pectoralis muscle on the side of the body which meets the block.
Uses of Rebote Cadera
- Contrast: Create a series of rebote cadera and circular voleos.
- Fast: Milonga
- Creating a very large pivot. Since the Revel’s legs are together, it’s easier to get her to make a very big pivot for Revel’s back sacada or crossed gancho.
- Control: The same technique of blocking a pivot can be used to vary the pattern in molinete lineal or to give elastic energy to fast ochos.