Diane Hine (25 July 1956)
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One leg slides to the side.
The ribs all slide to the side too, because they're team players, but the hips pull back the other way as if to say ‘Please, please let's sit down or we shall make an exhibition of ourselves.'
The spine tugs the bashful hips just as they decide they will go after all. With too much momentum, they overshoot the leading leg and rebound alarmingly. Stability is only restored if the partnering foot is on the ball.
First step taken, the leading leg tries the slide again, reasoning perhaps that the hips will have overcome their initial qualms. Not so, the second attempt is equally disgraceful. The hips' contrariness makes an artless slide appear contrived, a bit sneaky, almost a sidle. The leading leg throws up illusory hands and passes the lead to its partner.
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