Hands up if you can do a Mazurka? This is such a fun jump and really helpful if you want to strengthen your toe loop leg drive during the takeoff.
Skill Type: Jump
Difficulty: Intermediate +
Learn a fun jump
Strengthen toe loop takeoff
A Mazurka takeoffs from a backward outside edge (right in my demonstration) and picks with the opposite foot. The body faces outside the circle as you rotate half a rotation in the air.
This is very similar to the toe loop takeoff action, minus the transfer to the rotation position. Hence why it’s a great exercise if you’re struggling with getting your foot through or avoiding a toe waltz takeoff 🙈
Setup the Mazurka from the same entry as your toe loop. I’m demonstrating with a forward inside three turn entry.
The key is to think of using the toe as a spring board to draw the free leg through. Once the free-leg has passed the takeoff foot, try and extend it forward as much as possible.
Drive you energy up and through, the goals is to get a snap as the legs scissor passed each other.
Land on the toe of the leg that you just kicked through. Quickly push on the opposite foot to exit facing forward. ⚠️ Be careful not to fall forwards during the landing phase. Start with small jumps and progress from there when you’re more comfortable.
The Mazurka is a really versatile jump, you can use it so many ways as a linking step. I’d love to share your videos of you using the jump in fun and creative ways... Don’t forget to tag me 😉
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FROM CONFLICT TO COMPASSION
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This poem below was used as a dharma talk at the beginning of a yoga class I went to. There I was, dropping into child's pose, in full blown tears. It changed my whole perspective from conflict to compassion... and I saw we were wanting the same thing, but just asking in different ways. It’s namaste.
I post this because of the effect it had on me. Maybe it will for someone else too. Thank you Ram Dass 🙏✨
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“Winter Delights” are arriving daily. This fresh show from Mary Scrimgeour and Fred Calleri is going to bring all of the “aawwwww”s to our gallery... and your home!
Artist Reception on February 7th, 6-9 pm.