Re: Foxtrot as displayed on this site Posted by suomynona 2/1/2006 1:52:00 PM
"Suomy, I have had eager feet for years but after reading that the feet move twice as fast as the body I have been giving my legs time to move (lazy legs). I am amazed at how much I have to slow the body down to do that,but the quality of our dancing has improved considerably and we are hardly working "
If you are doing what it sounds like your goal is backwards. Unfortunately there are few teachers who really understand this, but the body is always ahead of the legs in the movement. The legs have to move twice as fast (or maybe faster) because they are always behind and trying to catch up. Many students do it the opposite way, they get their legs moving and then their body tries to catch up. Sadly the majority of teachers in the world are still dancing like students in this respect, so of course their students aren't going to get it right either.