Make your own free website on Tripod.com

The Forward Walk

[ Home | The Backward Walk | Video Clip ]
[ Begin | 1.Compression | 2.Extention | 3.Mid-Stride | 4.Follow-Through | Repeat ]

BEGIN

f0.jpg (10904 bytes)

Stand in an upright position with the feet together.

 

1. COMPRESSION

f1.jpg (11518 bytes)

While flexing the knees, begin to move the body weight toward the ball of the standing foot. At the same time, allow the free foot to move forward with the ball of the foot in contact with the floor, and then flat.

 

2. EXTENTION

f2.jpg (12294 bytes)

Continue to swing the moving leg forward from the hip. Release the toe of the moving foot, but keep the heel in contact with the floor. The body weight should continue to move forward between the feet, with the heel of the standing foot beginning to release from the floor.

 

3. MID-STRIDE

f3.jpg (13257 bytes)

At the full extent of the stride, the body weight is equally divided between the feet, with the forward toe and back heel up. At this point, the moving foot will become the standing foot (and vice-versa).

 

4. FOLLOW-THROUGH

f4.jpg (12008 bytes)

As the body weight approaches the new standing foot, the toe may now lower to the floor. The new moving foot follows closely behind, with both knees flexing equally and simoultaneously throughout.

 

REPEAT

f5.jpg (10243 bytes)

Begin the same process with the new moving foot. The follow-through of the moving leg in part 4 should blend smoothly into the swinging action of part 1 and 2 of the next step (as should the flexing of the knees).

[ Home | Top | The Backward Walk | Video Clip ]
[ Begin | 1.Compression | 2.Extention | 3.Mid-Stride | 4.Follow-Through | Repeat ]

 

banner_small.jpg (6476 bytes)Copyright 1997 BallroomDancers.com. Reproduction by any means, including printing or copying of content, files, media clips, or html code is not allowed without permission from the copyright holder. For more information, see Terms and Limits of Usage