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Friday, December 20, 2013

Fun Friday Triple Toaster

Fun Friday Triple Toaster
Back in September I blogged about how pliés should be done “in a toaster”.  This toaster image prevents a dropped chest, and keeps the seat from sticking out.  It also seems to help students remember to keep their head up.
It occurred to me the other day that there are actually three toasters that dancers can use.  The original one, for the torso, plus two more:  one for each leg in a plié.  If each foot is “stuck in a toaster”, then it is impossible for the knees to roll forward during the plié, and instead the knees align perfectly over the toes.
Voilà!  Three toasters for perfect pliés and alignment!  Never take class without them.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #2f:
“For perfect plies, imagine three toasters:  one for the torso, and one for each leg.”


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