The sidestep is a good exercise for dealing with weight transfer in a character. The character must balance themselves as they lift one leg and stick it out to step sideways. The upper body does a lot of counterbalancing as well as the arms.

The primary action here is the sliding seaweed. Watch the movement of the torso and see how it moves in the same way?

Another principle here is anticipation and reaction. The character needs to show anticipation into the move and a form of recovery (or reaction) at the end of the move.

Without the anticipation and reaction, the movement would look stiff and mechanical.

There are lots of different paths of action to be followed as well, for each part of the body that moves, right down to the tail movement which is overlapping.

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