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Return to initial position. Sit tall, lift torso high, gaze forward. TEACHING COUNT A-N-Dl ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, through EIGHT. A slow A-N-D begins the initial contraction, and a sharp, fast number count is used every time the lowest bounce is done. The slight raising of the torso can be a fast (and) count in the slow learning process, but after a few times, correctly performed, this (and) count should be eliminated, and only a strong, fast, number count should be used. One through eight with the ankles extended, completes movement sequence I.

On extreme extension push the leg back strongly for greater stretch. 11. Flex knee fully to bring leg in; keep thigh (knee) out to side. 12. Move leg smoothly, evenly, and continuously through eight counts. 13. Knee and elbow flex and extend continuously during movement sequence. TEACHING COUNT ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, through EIGHT. One count is given to each of the positions. Keep action continuous. Use a strong, steady, count for this exercise. Immediately following the count of eight, repeat on same side two or four times.

Use a strong, steady, even beat, which remains at the same steady tempo, regardless of the ability of the students or the accent of the count. The accent in this count occurs in the upright position, or the number count. I t is accomplished by voice inflection alone and not by a sharper body movement. Each movement should be smooth and continuous, and the body in correct alignment a t all times. AND, ONE, AND, TWO, AND, THREE, AND, FOUR, AND, FIVE, AND, SIX, AND, SEVEN, AND, EIGHT. This exercise completes the dance warm-ups: Floor series.

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