Preview: Embellishing the Boleo

This embellishment gives the illusion that the leg is turning in a circle from the knee. However, it only appears to be making a circular motion. The kick is straight back; the circular motion is created by the rotation of the hips in the boleo. Followers, when you kick, your knees should stay together, and the ball of your foot and toes should maintain contact with the floor as long as possible. Maintaining this contact will help you point your toe and create the sharp motion of this embellishment. Do not try this embellishment on a social dance floor because you will kick someone. Save it for the end of the night when there are few dancers and you know noone is behind you.

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