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Monday, December 2, 2013

Terrific Tuesday and Rebound

Terrific Tuesday and Rebound

The most important thing for jumping – or having good balon - is rebound.  By that I mean that the landing of one jump must provide the propellant, or push, for the following jump.  This can be illustrated by having dance students “dribble” one another.  A student stands behind one jumping (first position works well) and places their hands on their classmate's shoulders.  When the dancer begins to jump, the one behind assists them by bouncing – or dribbling - them gently as they land and rebound.
The visual image is that of a ball being dribbled or bounced against the floor:  the landing of the ball produces a rebound off the floor that creates the next bounce:  rebound, rebound, rebound 

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:
Secret #15a 
“The secret to good balon is rebound.”

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“The test of success is not what you do when you are on top.  Success is how high you bounce with you hit bottom.”

-George S. Patton


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