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Practice Activity - Turn Around Toe Stop

Turn-around toe stops are a great way to stop and change directions quickly. However, it takes practice and training your body.

  • First, without your skates, practice opening up your hips and feet. Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart.
  • Then, point or open your feet as far out (away from your body) as possible. Then just practice balancing in that pose.
  • Once your comfortable with that, practice rotating your feet and body. Pick up your outside leg, and turn leading with that leg. Rotate from the hips so that the lagging foot will naturally follow the lead foot. Repeat with both legs until it feels comfortable.
  • Then, put on skates, and practice the move with them on…Adding a toe stop after the turn.
AT HOME ACTIVITIES
MAKE YOUR OWN GRAPHIC STORY

Comic creators always think about how words and images work together on the page to tell a story. Use the templates in your supply kit and tips from 826michigan’s Comic Creators’ Guide to get started.

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FORM

Notice the frame, gutters and panels.

WORDS

Notice how comic creators use words in speech bubbles, thought clouds, captions and special lettering effects.

COLOR & WEIGHT

Notice how contrast, patterns, and colors are used on the page to catch your eye and tell the story.

CAPTURING IMAGES

Notice how hands, feet, and faces hep tell the story.

Watch Roller Girl creator Victoria Jaimeson’s how-to video for more guidance!

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Ann Arbor Roller Derby is a member-run league of dedicated individuals committed to excellence in sportsmanship, fostering the sport of roller derby, facilitating goodwill and fellowship, and inspiring personal growth and development of all roller derby skaters in southeast Michigan formed in 2010.

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