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Friday, October 17, 2014

Fun Friday Sticky Strips

Fun Friday Sticky Strips

There are many items I would like to invent for a dance class.  The one I’m going to talk about today involves the difficulty students have maintaining a level pelvis, because except in high extensions to the back, keeping the pelvis level is critical.  The most common tendency is to tip the pelvis backward – often referred to as “sticking the seat out”.  However, this tipping movement is often very subtle.

Think of strips – like those used in whitening teeth – but longer and wider that are sticky on one side. These strips are placed running up from front the front of the thigh almost to the hip bone.  This is the “teotard line” that I have blogged about before.

These two strips would have sensors that detect any slight deviation from a level pelvis and would either sound an alarm or have flashing lights that would provide immediate feedback allowing the dancer to correct the misalignment.

Of course, there would have to be a way to turn it off for high extensions to the back…hmmm.   So for now we’ll have to keep it as an imaginary image:  teotard strips!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #1hh:  
“Imagine strips on the “teotard” lines that sound an alarm if the pelvis tips backward.”

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