Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Foxtrot Technique (Lady's perspective)

Foxtrot technique (mostly from Lady's perspective):
  • This is all about the quality of movement.
  • For Foxtrot, don't think about rise and fall, it's all built-in the footwork already. If you do rise, that probably means you are popping up and doing too much rise.
  • Natural Weave: After heel turn, do not pop up, absorb rise in knee.
  • Going into Three StepNatural Turn, Natural Weave: really need to pay attention to:
    • The previous last step (RF back): completely settle, before moving "across" on LF stepping back. Otherwise, it appears to have "double lowering" problem. The lowering/settling need to be in sync with the Man.
    • Keep left. It's very easy to lean into Man's space during Natural turning figures. So really make sure to stay left.
  • Practice Feather Step and Three Step continuously:
    • Other than step 3 of Feather Step which is CBMP, all other steps are straight back in straight tracks (leave room for Man). The CBMP step makes the movement veering toward mans' left (lady's right), but other than that, everything else should be straight. Don't make waves (either to left or to right). 
    • Feather Step connecting to Three Step (step 4, Lady RF back): make sure knee is top of right toe, straight, knee should not be turned out.
  • Lady is on high heel and normally has smaller feet, so it's even more important to take the time to roll through the feet and not rush, as Man has bigger feet to roll through. Controlled rolling through feet, no wobbly feet.
  • Reverse Turn: the heel drag on LF should not be too quick, it should be in sync with Man.
  • Moving back: extend the thigh back to gain more length.

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