regarding heel protectors

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by dancing_moogle, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. Larinda McRaven

    Larinda McRaven Site Moderator Staff Member

    What is a heel spin?
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  2. dancelvr

    dancelvr Well-Known Member

    I'd just said this to myself out loud when I read your post. I'm curious too.
  3. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

    Probably meant a heel turn?
  4. Larinda McRaven

    Larinda McRaven Site Moderator Staff Member

    probably... but I assume nothing anymore...
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  5. Max Hunter

    Max Hunter New Member

    sorry must not be a prolific problem but a lot of girls, in my experience, when they first start dancing and are required to turn or spin especially in a stationary free spin do so on their heel not the ball of their foot and the slight (normally) grippiness of the heel guard prevents this. not a heel turn which an actual step in the standard dance and looks quite nice.
  6. nikkitta

    nikkitta Well-Known Member

    :eek: huh. I can't imagine spinning and not lifting my heel, even when I first started out. Hustle was one of the first dances I learned. Lots of turning!
  7. dancelvr

    dancelvr Well-Known Member

    Yeah.....since day one, my spins have always been on my toes. I can't imagine try to do them on my heels.
  8. llamasarefuzzy

    llamasarefuzzy Well-Known Member

    Sounds like it would be even harder to me
  9. Ailuene

    Ailuene Active Member

    Spinning on my heels happened to me when I was still getting used to my practice shoes. Definitely not good for the feet. I found that it had to do with having a shorter, wider heel than I was used to. Luckily, I nipped it in the bud because I knew it was a bad habit.

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