rising on the 1st step of the reverse turn in foxtrot

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by ballroomdancertoo, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. contracheck

    contracheck New Member

    If I understand Baricchi correctly, the left shoulder is in the inside of the turnd and the right shouder in outside the turn, which is subject to the centrifugal force. In this situation, the left shoulder must be lowered and pulled backward, which will make the right shoulder comes around like the hammer in Hamer Throw. On the contrary to popular belief, Baricchi says that the active side that produces power and balance in a turn is the inside shoulder (left shoulder) and not the outside shoulder. Kind of hard to describe for a low IQ person.
  2. Warren J. Dew

    Warren J. Dew Well-Known Member

    Both ways are legitimate. You can get more travel with the lady in line, but using the back feather can look, in my opinion, more elegant.

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