Anchors Ending in a Cross

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Our last variation introduced anchors that ended to the side. Another common ending position is the cross, in which the anchor foot is crossed in front of the other leg. This ending position occurs in a lot of more complicated … Read more

Anchors Ending to the Side

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So far, our anchor variations have played with the first step of our triple. We’ve worked on keeping the anchor connection regardless of whether the first step crosses in front, moves to the side, or hooks behind. As you practiced … Read more

Back-and-Third Anchors

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In addition to taking the first step of your anchor either side, you can check backwards. The back-and-third creates a great leg line, but can be tricky to perform while maintaining the anchor connection. The Drill: Without a partner, place … Read more

Hook-and-Third Anchors

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In the cross-and-third anchor, you learned to move the start of the anchor towards your partner without changing the connection. The hook-and-third anchor does the opposite: you start by hooking your anchor foot behind your supporting leg, and the key … Read more

Cross-and-Third Anchors

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The next anchor variation is the cross-and-third anchor. This variation is tricky because the feet come towards your partner on the first beat of the anchor, but you still need to keep your body back. This drill will work on … Read more

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