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Friday, May 23, 2014

Fun Friday Snaps

Fun Friday Snaps

Earlier this week ( http://balletwebb.blogspot.com/2014/05/monday-buttons.html ) I talked about the three buttons that must be used for good posture.  Today I’m adding one other element:  a snap.

This snap is located in the center of the lower chest, at the base of the rib cage.  This area is frequently, and incorrectly, opened up – especially when the arms are overhead.  Opening this area causes the spine to arch and effectively ruins the posture.

So imagine a snap located at exactly this point.  Keep it snapped at all times, except during port de bras back.  It is easy for a snap to pop open, so a dancer must be constantly vigilant.

So to “dress well” for ballet, a dancer must button three buttons and snap one snap!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets

Secret #1aa:
“Imagine a snap located at the lower rib cage, and keep it closed.”

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