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re: Do ladies foot rise and fall in the smooth dances?
Posted by Jonathan Atkinson
8/31/1999  3:00:00 AM
Sriram writes:
>> Men however do have foot rise when
>> traveling backwards..

Actually, it depends on the action, and the intended result.

For example, the man normally stays on the balls of his feet while traveling backwards during a Weave action. On the other hand, he should release his toe on the first two steps of a Wave or Back Feather, but then release the heel on the third. In other words, step 2 has delayed foot rise.

That's why in my original reply, for man's backward steps I wrote "variable; depends on movement".

Sincerely,
Jonathan Atkinson

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