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Monday, April 27, 2015

Mad Monday Penthouse

Mad Monday Penthouse

What is a penthouse?  Here is the definition from Wikipedia: “A penthouse apartment or a penthouse is an apartment on the highest floor of an apartment building.” The key words here are “highest floor”.

This is a good image for any relevé, since problems occur when dancers don’t lift enough – the elevator only goes to the upper floors and not the penthouse. Every relevé should be a penthouse relevé. It’s not enough to get almost high enough.

Push your elevator button in (see this blog: http://balletwebb.blogspot.com/2013/11/fun-friday-elevators-and-belly-buttons.html), and make sure you go all the way up to the penthouse. The view is better up there.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #8h:  
“Imagine rising to the penthouse – not just the upper floors - during a relevé.”
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