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Help! foot slipping on back walkover in jazz shoes
By Chiffon
On Sun Sep 04, 2011 06:34 PM

Hi there, my daughter does Calisthenics which involves some acro moves and learnt her back walkover in Calisthenics. She also does dance and would also like to use her acro moves in jazz but when she tries to do a back walkover in jazz shoes her second foot slips as she pushes off and she can't make it over and/or collapses.. This doesn't happen in bare feet and I'm not really sure why. Does anyone have any idea why or foot is slipping and how to correct it?
Thanks in advance
Bella

5 Replies to Help! foot slipping on back walkover in jazz shoes

re: Help! foot slipping on back walkover in jazz shoes
By AlwaysOnStagePremium member
On Sun Sep 04, 2011 06:37 PM
Is she able to go into her back bend on both feet in her shoes? One foot in her shoes? How wide is her back bend? It sounds like the most likely cause is that she is making her back bend too wide, past the point where her center of gravity is close enough to her foot for it to create friction. To fix this problem, you would have to continually increase her back flexibility so that she can make her back bend narrower and thus have more ability to control the weight and her legs/friction.
re: Help! foot slipping on back walkover in jazz shoes
By Moonlitefairy06member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Sep 04, 2011 06:52 PM
How about in stead of jazz shoes, use gymnastics shoes? They have a bit more grip on the bottom, and some look very similar to jazz shoes. www.lowpricedancewear.com . . .
re: Help! foot slipping on back walkover in jazz shoes
By Chiffon
On Mon Sep 05, 2011 06:19 PM
Thanks so much for the replies - we had a little practice and if she really concentrates on arching her back it helps alot :) We'll keep working on it.
Thanks again
Bella

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