Quiz: So what is the difference between an Open Break and a Separation Break for the follower? Nothing! 🙂 (trick question)
The leader however, will step forward towards his partner on his left in a Separation Break and back away from his partner on his left in an Open Break.
Both the Separation Break and the Open break will be used to get in and out of many step patterns not only in salsa but also in rumba, cha cha and even Waltz!