The other night at the One2One, while dancing with Maria, I stepped back with my right foot to open the door for a CBL. Just after I planted my foot, Marcelo, dancing behind me, stepped back with his left for an Open Break. His heel caught my foot high on the ankle.
( I know I was there first because my foot was on the bottom.)
As I steeled myself for a foot injury, he did not transfer his weight onto his heel. Instead, feeling my presence, he maintained his balance, stayed on his toes, and pushed off into a spin. His dancer’s awareness and athleticism saved my foot.