It can be assumed that students have already learned the different starts and what foot is to be used in each direction.
We immediately incorporate a displacement. Students still have to practice walking a lot, to improve, little by little, their posture, stepping, alignment, and so on. However, making them walk for a long time can be tiring and boring. It is a large jump to learning a figure. Student still have to move and, because of this, we teach them the changing of fronts (turning as we move.)
In each of them, you pass through four main fronts: forward, backward and sideways.
Front Change to the Left
In the first step made forwards (the leader with the left foot and the follower with the right), we do a turn of ninety degrees to connect with a later opening (the leader with the right foot and the follower with the left foot), opening their feet at the same distance, or the leader can exceed the follower's foot position a little. At the opening, the open side of the posture is against the dancing line.
They continue turning and the leader makes a backward cross with the left leg. The follower goes with it on the side, with a forward cross, with the right leg. At this moment, the leader is with his back to the dancing line.
In the fourth step, the leader places himself in front of the follower with the right leg while this one is taking the step with the left leg forward. The leader is still with the back to the dancing line, but opens the left side preparing for the next step.
The fifth step is an opening made by both dancers. The leader opens briefly so that the follower can be comfortable doing their own opening and finding the dancing line more easily. The open side of the embrace is facing the dancing line.
It ends with the sixth step: the leader goes (right leg) by the follower's side (left leg), already facing the dancing line, concluding with the eighth movement of the follower's cruzada.
I first teach the front change of 90°. From the opening, they have to continue turning. A common mistake of the leader is to not cover the follower's opening distance in the second step.
When the leader goes backwards, another mistake can appear in the fourth movement. If he cannot manage to place himself in front of the follower, it is difficult for the leader to make a complete turn.
Finally, there are similarities with the content seen in the first class, because the fourth movement of this front change is the same as the first step of closing backwards, a resource we use when we are against the dancing line.