Full Title:: Search Your Feelings to Learn More Quickly
Pay very close attention to how what you’re wearing makes you feel. And I mean in a directly tangible/physical feedback sense, not ‘feelin’ yourself” (although that’s always helpful).
For example, skinny jeans make me really aware of my leg action. They have to be a certain kind of stretchy/snug to have a potentially noticeable impact. Yes, I know what the ideal fit and brand is to help me work through my legs the best. (American Eagle skinny/athletic tapered 360 flex in 29/32.) The feeling of compression helps me articulate my legs properly; it was harder to feel without that feedback when I was trying to learn
footwear is also a great and very underrated tool simply for skill development. A different height of heel, how long the shank is, a split sole, etc are going to give very different sensations; and with some experimentation you’ll notice that you can focus on really different elements of foot action depending on what you’ve got on your feet.
One thing that I really like about the JT high top shoes is how adjustable they are. Between where you lace them--below or above the ankle or at the ankle crease--and how tight the velcro is around your lower leg/whether you have one or both straps on, there are a LOT of different sensations you can achieve with a single shoe.
For wcs/concept/body flight—wait, what is body flight? Let’s just say it’s a combination of how controlled your weight transfers are, with your rate of upper body rotation. For me personally, wearing an open sweatshirt with a heavy zipper makes me *really* aware of my torso angles and how quickly I’m opening/closing my over and underrotation
Dancing on a very slow floor to teach pushing through your feet
-Dancing on a very fast floor to learn how to ground/settle in your hips (or dancing on ice, if you have it; I just made someone do this)