Re: How it has changed Posted by Quickstep 3/25/2007 8:47:00 PM
Anonymous. Just for your benifit once again. But instead this time tell us exactly how you interpret this. Page 10 In the actual Walk the weight is first on the stationary foot At the full extent of the stride it is divided for a moment in between the heel of the front foot and the ball of the back foot. You said Paragraph eight. It is nearly impossible to get two straight legs.( straight doesn` t mean rigid ) What exactly do you do. Is your knee bent at the extent of the stride. Is that what you are being taught. Is your front foot flat on the floor. Is that how you are being taught. Are you a lazy social dancer who has never passed a medal and believe their messy way is the right way. Please look at the demonstrations on this site as well as the picture print if you wish to become more informed As we are aware the ball of the moving foot from a closed position skims the floor. Then it becomes a heel skimmimg the floor with the toe slightly raised. Then at the extent of the stride the weight is divided for a moment in between the heel of the front foot and the ball of the back foot. Try that with a bent knee. I put that bit in twice because you are incapable of understanding. You` ve been watching to many Groucho Marx movies. Has that also gone over your head. If you want to see how you must be moving get a video out of the Marx Brothers. I am still interested on your interpretation of at the full extent of the stride the weight is divided between the heel of the front foot and the ball of the back foot. For those who wish to see for themselves go to The Learning Centre and click on a Forward or Backward Walk get your own picture printed on how it should be done. In your reply I would expect you to say that at the extent of the stride the front foot is flat on the floor and the knee is bent. For those of us who are competing in Latin we know the importance of keeping in contact with the floor. But to even suggest that a persons feet can leave the floor in Standard is too stupid for words. That is how we walk not how we dance. Again look at the picture.