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Regarding Foot Positions, I will quote directly from the Dance Terminology
Notebook published by Skippy Blair for the Golden State Dance Teachers
Feet Together, heels touching and toes about a thumb's-width apart.
Direct Side, feet apart with the same extra distance between toes , rather
than the heels - (my comment: about shoulder width apart).
Heel to Instep at an angle that allows both knees to face forward then (and
if) they are bent.
A Walking Step, one foot in front of the other, with a line through the
center of the heel and the center of the big toe (walking a straight line
or one that curves).
Toe of one foot placed behind the Heel of the other foot.
Hook and Cross
Are also foot positions.
If one learns Foot Positions it makes their life a lot easier when attend
dance lessons or dance workshops. Most of the pros on the dance
instruction circuit use foot positions - it is a great help.
H. Leon Raper
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (EEarhart)
Subject: Re: Foot Positions 1 thru 5
Date: 24 Aug 1995 10:22:27 -0400
The foot positions you list are the "parallel" foot positions. Usually
when people refer to foot positions by number, they mean the turned-out
ballet/modern foot positions.
1st \ /
2nd \ /