Yesterday I mentioned butterfly boleos, and both Psyche and Johanna popped in to ask what I was talking about. Butterfly boleos were figured out by Michelle and Murat – completely led and followed when done correctly. And very nice! Someone led me to do one just last week, and the way it flowed … it felt beautiful! There are also some nice variations, including a small version that stays on the floor for crowded spaces.
So! What is this boleo? It’s essentially a line boleo with a fouette at the end. Don’t ask me how to lead it … I didn’t catch that, and the way it was taught included a lot of working up the skills to get to that point. But I can show you what it looks like! Take a look at this video, especially the boleo that Michelle does right around the 45 second mark:
At the 45 second mark, she does the butterfly boleo and then reverses it. Another variation happens at 2:40, where she goes from the boleo into a back ocho.