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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Super Saturday Space Statute

Super Saturday Space Statute

I have blogged several times about how important the hands and fingers are in classical technique. Dancers tend to focus mostly on their legs and feet, and the hands become secondary. Not good.

One common problem is this: fingers that appear to be glued or sewn together. This makes the hands appear more like mittens than human hands, and it ruins the beautiful, fluid line that must be created.

If this is a problem for you, remember today’s Ballet Statute: “A tiny space between the fingers is always maintained.”  This is always true. At no time should the fingers be stuck together. Instead, allow a tiny space (like holding a flower stem) between each and every finger. This lets the fingers breathe and not suffocate.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:
Ballet Statute #39:  
“A tiny space between the fingers is always maintained.”

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