Something very beautiful if you are dancing: you can go everytime out of the beat. Imagine you are dancing the lateral step and there is no beat in the music. Then you can lead this move in slow motion and after that you go again into the beat.
For the guys: You can lead this step in both directions. The leading hand is always the “inside” hand of the lateral step. Then you play slowly with your partner and you go on 1 into the beat again.
For the ladies: If you are turning at the end, remember, you go two steps and after that you have to come back. Have fun!