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Re: Weight ON/IN the foot vs. OVER the foot
Posted by anymouse
5/12/2007  7:30:00 AM
"The moving foot stays in contact with the floor it does not lift."

Yes, but SO WHAT? The foot is in contact with the floor BUT NOT SUPPORTING ANY WEIGHT. Thus there is NO FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE IN THE BODY OR STANDING LEG ACTION CAUSED BY LEAVING IT ON THE FLOOR.

What you've identified is a COSMETIC difference between walking and dance walking - IT IS NOT A *FUNCTIONAL* DIFFERENCE.

"It is all about the moving foot."

Just go around saying that a lot - it will point out to everyone that you really don't understand the first thing about dancing.

Dancing is not about the moving foot.

It's about the MOVING BODY.

And the foot that is moving the body - which is of course the standing foot.

Until you figure that out, you will continue to analyze everything in a severly distorted and backwards way, because you COMPLETELY MIS THE WHOLE POINT OF DANCE TECHNIQUE. The point, as any real dancer will tell you, is to accomplish MOVEMENT OF THE BODY.
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