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    To walk like a dancer, watch your cat walk. Or the neighbor's cat. They have a gliding walk with short strides. Slightly lift your foot, glide it forward, first to make contact with the floor is the ball of your foot, then your heel. It becomes very natural with practice. Now the other foot. Good luck.

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    Great, now I have a complex. A visitor in my museum told me yesterday, "You were a soldier, I can tell. You still walk like you're in uniform."

    What if that shows when I'm in costume...We are out of class for the holidays, so I cant even ask

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    My tips....

    Good posture

    small steps

    feeling relaxed and composed

    keeping the feet close to the floor (more like gliding than lifting of the floor) unless I do arabesques and stuff

    I make my travel steps interesting by...

    making steps bigger and smaller
    varying the speed
    same steps executed in different directions
    Mixing different steps

    My secret tip I learned from a very famous dancer...

    draw shapes and letters on the floor with your travel steps. I do the same with my hand.arm motions.... I draw different letters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janaki View Post
    My secret tip I learned from a very famous dancer...

    draw shapes and letters on the floor with your travel steps. I do the same with my hand.arm motions.... I draw different letters.
    A question - is this something typically done in egyptian style - the drawing of things with the feet (not necessarily while travelling - wait - how do you do that while travelling?? )? If so, are there particular shapes that are typically used?

    I feel like i've seen/heard this somewhere before - anyone?

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    Don't forget to have self-confidence in yourself. My instructor always tells us to walk as though we are the Queen of Sheba Just have fun with it and it will definately show in your expression.

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