Do you see “sitting on knees”, “pull up”, and “dropping” on your feis results? Or are your dance teachers yelling this at you?
Do you try to straighten your knees and pull higher up on your toes but you continue to get this comment?
When adjudicators and teachers are correcting you to “pull up off your knees”, what they see are your knees bent with no extension. It can be so extreme sometimes that it looks like you’re almost sitting when you dance (in a small squat
This weekend while watching dancers compete at a feis, I was noticing a few common trends that set the top competitors apart from their competition. From the beginning grade levels through the championship competitions, the dancers with excellent toe height stand out. Specifically, the ability to keep the back heel up off the ground. If you’re a dancer who is constantly getting the comment of “heels up” or “higher on toes”, it’s time to begin engaging your gluteal muscles w