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DEVELOPE

The develope is usually done by the woman, and it is essentially a raising of the knee (top photo) and then a straightening of that knee, a controlled kick (second photo). There is no step or weight change.

Develope

Develope

These four photos show the first half of the develope. She draws her free foot upward, along the supporting leg, up to the supporting knee. DevelopeDevelope

(click on any thumbnail for a larger view)

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These next four photos show the second half of the develope.

She slowly extends the free foot forward in a controlled kick.

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Of course, the height of the develope and the amount of body extension can vary. DevelopeDevelope

Photos © A. Curths; A. Miller; E.Allen; F. Lepretre; P. Sosabowski; from Dancesport UK photo gallery.


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