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".