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Monday, July 27, 2015

Mad Monday Momentum

Mad Monday Momentum

One of the most difficult things in sequential turns like fouettés isn’t doing them, but stopping, or controlling them. Once a dancer has learned the basics of a fouetté (or other repeating turns), the problem becomes reining in the momentum.

Since each turn in a series tends to build speed, keeping each individual turn moving at the exact same pace is important. It is like driving a car – a new driver has to learn how much or how little pressure to put on the accelerator to maintain a constant speed.

To control the pace in a series of fouettés, the plié is the key. The plié controls the acceleration of each individual turn, acting like the brake on a car. Therefore, the plié is just as important – if not more important – than all the other elements of a fouetté.

Never underestimate the power of a plié.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #14s:  
Controlling the momentum is important in sequential turns.

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