Don’ts For Dancers #6

Don’t dance with bent knees. Bent knees suggest an ancient cab-horse on its last pathetic stagger or a performing chimpanzee gyrating round its keeper. The knees should be ready to bend when necessary, but most of the actual “play” should come from the ankle and the ball of the foot.

Don’ts For Dancers by Karsinova, © A&C Black 2008, originally published 1925