Ghillies vs Jazz Shoes.

Bryan McAlister

Message 26948 · 13 Aug 2001 19:11:05 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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In article <Xxxx.X41.4.33.0108130829090.50882-100000@xxx.xxx.xxx>,
Priscilla M. Burrage <xxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xxx> writes
>On Mon, 13 Aug 2001, Bryan McAlister wrote:
>
>> I've given up Ghillies for Jazz shoes which I think look better and are
>> more comfortable. If you get the ones with synthetic soles they dont
>> slip as much as Ghillies but require a slight alteration in technique.
>
>What is the nature of the slight alteration in technique?
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>Priscilla Burrage Vermont US
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>
It results from the fact that I use synthetic soles a which dont slide
so easily on the floor and therefore I need to be more careful,
particularly in strathspeys to avoid my foot stopping dead when moving
it forward. I have to make an effort to keep it above the floor.
Positive side of this is less of the scuffing noise that comes from
those dancers who do actually slide their feet along the floor and
better grip. If I were to use the jazz shoes which come which a leather
sole and synthetic heel I suspect I might not be affected so much.

I'm not conscious of standing on peoples feet to any great extent, that
is for ballroom dancers..
Bryan McAlister B Arch RIBA ARIAS
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