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When describing figures and steps, movement of the feet and body are indicated with directional movements. The following illustration represents the most common directional movements:

Movements which are not directional include:

One foot closing to the other, with a change of weight.
One foot "brushing" next to the other foot, or closing without a change of weight.
A tap, kick, or pointing of the free foot in place.
"Position Held" (Usually, this refers to the position of the feet only. Often, there will still be movement occurring in the body, even when the feet are staying still).

CBMP stands for Contra Body Motion Position. This is a position of the feet where one foot is placed along the path of the other, either in front or behind.


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