Eccentric Dancer: Melissa Mason

Melissa Mason specialized in extreme high kicking. She could appear to swing her leg in 360 degrees like it was her shoulder. Her foot positioning sometimes appears unnatural, and I think that adds to the crazy effect. Consider how the direction of your character’s feet impacts the pose. Maybe they don’t have to follow what looks “right.”

She focuses on her legs a lot, and sometimes her arms hang loosely and have a wiggly motion which I kind of like. Her arms also get put into use for some cool poses, if you watch closely.

After the big leg swing, she strikes a pose of looking up to the sky. It adds punctuation to the motion.

Here is a gif of that leg swing. You can see that pose of looking up to the sky.

Here is a different version one of the clips with more recent music.

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