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Re: spins and turns
Posted by Sandra
12/1/2004  5:15:00 AM
This is helpful. I have had some difficulty with balance on a 3 step turn (Samba)where there is an extra 1/2 turn to face the man. Somehow I must stop useing the straight leg as a brake as it is upsetting my balance on the bent leg. I am closing my feet in the first part of the turn well without losing balance however the last part is where I lose it. Sooooo great question and helpful answer.
Re: spins and turns
Posted by owendancer
12/2/2004  8:26:00 AM
The single factoid that will help you is to remember that you cant spin and travel at the same time. You either spin or travel but not both. Concentrate on the building blocks of a spin first.Head,Torso,Buttocks,Legs. Owen
Re: spins and turns
Posted by tybaldt
4/25/2009  8:18:00 PM
while practicing the above, for half left turns, do +1 then turn, finish by stepping back on your left foot, balancing on 3 (I'm assuming you are a follower). For half right turns, do +1, walk forward on 2, then turn and step back, balancing on 3.

practice with sharp and with gradual turning.
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