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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tuesday Tidbits

Tuesday Tidbits
For those who tend to shorten their neck (lift their shoulders), here is an image that works well:  Imagine wearing long, elegant, dangling earrings, and don’t allow them to touch the shoulders.  This also works for the mental attitude.  Imagining lovely earrings is related to being dressed up and carrying oneself like a prince or princess attending a ball.
For dance teachers:  Usually this problem of lifting the shoulders is related to holding tension in the neck or shoulders, or both.  So reminding students to relax is also important, but it is helpful to understand why the dancer is working with too much tension.  Is it because they are worried about being judged?  Is it something in their non-dancing life that is weighing heavily on them?  Dance teacher detective work!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #1s 
“Imagine wearing long, elegant earrings, and don’t allow them to touch the shoulders.”


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