Cross Front

Cross Front 1

Cross Front is one of Nia's nine stepping techniques that offer self-healing and conditioning benefits to your body from the ground up. This move trains you to consciously move your whole body from corner to corner, crossing an imaginary center line in front of you. Explore your dance with a natural stepping motion from heel to the whole foot. Guide your feet, knees, hips, and shoulders in the same direction for comfort and ease.  Continue below for tips and video.

Tips: Imagine you are in the center of a "V" + move your entire body forward to the corners of the "V."  Move from a small, self-healing range of motion to a larger conditioning range as you gain skill. Add a cha-cha-cha to change direction. Play with moving slow to fast, adding the precision of the martial arts, the softness of tai chi, or the expressiveness of the dance arts. Watch and move to the video below to bring your practice alive!


Cross Front 2

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