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Friday, October 24, 2014

Fun Friday Tiny Spotlights

Fun Friday Tiny Spotlights

When the arms are in fifth en haut, it can be difficult to achieve the correct shape in the arms and hands.  This position requires that the elbows rotate back and the palms of the hands face the dancer, not the audience

The shape of the arms has been discussed in several previous blogs, but in high fifth the palms of the hands are often forgotten even if the arms are correctly shaped.  To prevent audience-facing palms in fifth en haut, imagine having small spotlights stuck to the palms.

These spotlights shine on the dancer’s face, illuminating it for all to see.  Of course, these lights should not be allowed to shine in the audience’s eyes, preventing them from seeing and appreciating the dancer’s lovely fifth en haut position.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #6z:  
Imagine tiny spotlights in the palms of the hands.

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