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Re: Weight ON/IN the foot vs. OVER the foot
Posted by Anonymous
4/30/2007  8:08:00 PM
"Champioship dancers do not drop or fall. They use their knees and ankles and are constantly balanced. Are you saying they are not balanced."

They are poised and moving with care and precisely the timing they want, but like most humans in motion they are OFF BALANCE.

The reason you may not want to call it that is that being off balance in this way is such a natural and everyday part of human movement. It's DESIREABLE - wheras the minute I say OFF BALANCE, you start imagining something unintended.

This is INTENTIONAL, NECESSARY IMBALANCE - if it's happening unintentionally, or if its out of control, then you aren't just off balance, you are moving without aim.
Re: Weight ON/IN the foot vs. OVER the foot
Posted by Quickstep
4/30/2007  7:39:00 PM
I've gone back to your posting 4 /1/07.
The body weight is verticly aligned directly over the knees, which are in front of the toes.
That is not possible unless the knees are dead straight even then I don't think it would be acceptable. When you make a suggestion, don't you try before you write. If you do it correctly there is only one way. If we take the lowering in the Waltz. As the heel touches the floor the knees bend. Where is the weight. It is behind the knees. Your body is not over your knees unless your knees are straight which is incorrect. It's as simple as that. Let us not forget that you might have to go backward or forward or to the side.
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