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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday Little Toe Velcro

Tuesday Little Toe Velcro

The poor supporting leg. It is so often forgotten or neglected. All the work and concentration goes toward the working leg and the supporting leg is left to its own devices. Not good.

When the standing leg is ignored, the most common problem is excessive pronation: the foot rolls forward and the little toe comes off the floor. Sometimes it is off the floor a little bit, sometimes a lot, but either way is incorrect.

So imagine a tiny piece of Velcro under the little toe. Keep it firmly attached to the floor whenever that foot is acting as the supporting foot.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #1mm:  
“Imagine a piece of Velcro under the little toe.”

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