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Friday, July 17, 2015

Fun Friday Full and Far

Fun Friday Full and Far

When dancers feel insecure their steps and movements become small and they tend to dance in a tiny space underneath themselves. This prevents effective movement. All extremities must stretch to their fullest to engage the muscles and allow them to do their best work.

Think about how it feels when you “pull back” or “pull in” because of doubt and insecurity. Yup. That’s right. That’s when that jump or turn doesn’t work out the way you expected – or, gasp! It causes a fall.

So whenever you dance, remember Full and Far. The movements must swell to fill the space and the steps must extend far – beyond the fingers and toes.

Try it. It works!
From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #7ww:  
“Effective movement patterns are full and far.”

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