Carioca with explanation


Stand with arms stretched out to sides and weight balanced on balls of feet.  While leaning in one direction criss-cross the legs in front and back while moving in the direction so the lean.  Repeat in opposite direction.  Maintain tight midline, shoulders are relaxed.

This drill enforces to work with gravity to cause movement.  Where your lean is, your body will go.  This drill also teaches you to stay on the ball of the foot.

Common Mistakes – Leaning at your arms instead of leaning with entire body.  Failure to maintain tight midline or leaning too much.  It should be a slight lean.

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