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And this is the basket step or cradle step with a rotation. Let's see Ernesto do this.
Ernesto: Lift the left hip, turn her, place her on your right side. Now this is really important, the rotation. I have to go forwards as she goes back. So it creates a perfect turn in circular rotation. If I go back as she goes back, there is no rotation. If I go forward, she goes forward, there's no rotation. I have to bring her around using my frame, my body at the same time, to give her the information. Then just lift the hand and bring her out.