To do that the woman needs to dissociate her lower body, i.e., to swivel her hips and let her lower body face a different direction in order to dance around him without breaking the embrace. (See Dissociation and Gear Effect.) She must keep her torso connected to the man while dancing around him in a dissociated or twisted body posture. A woman who cannot dissociate her lower body often turns her whole body instead, causing the rupture of the embrace and incoherence of the movement. That is why dancing with a novice woman often is uncomfortable.
Dancing around the man also involves molinete, a figure in which the woman dances around the man who serves as the anchor for her rotation. Their torsos are connected and the woman only swivels her hips side to side in order to make four steps, a front step, a side step, a back step, a side step, in a circular motion around the man. Every tanguera knows the figure but executing it coherently so it feels musical, smooth and comfortable is not easy. In fact, most women cannot do molinete well because of the lack of training in dissociation.