Long Line Balance

  • Raise the leg backwards passing through a toe point then, once in an upright balance, take the body forward
  • Ensure the body remains in the same shape as an upright balance, that is slightly arched
  • Ensure that both legs are straight
  • Ensure both legs are turned out
  • Hips need to be kept level and not rotated to assist the lifting of the raised leg
  • Be careful not to let the body drop to the floor – keep the chest up, shoulders back and neck relaxed and elongated
  • Ensure the lifting and lowering of the leg is completed with control