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Monday, February 29, 2016

Mad Monday to a “T”

Mad Monday to a “T”

I recently blogged about imagining the body as the letter “I”: Ballet Secret #1xx: Imagine yourself as a giant number 1, or the letter I. Today’s theme is another letter of the alphabet, the letter “T”.

Too often the shoulders cave in, or pinch backwards and neither one is valid or useful in ballet technique. Instead, there must be a level energy outward, radiating in opposite directions across the shoulder line – just like the top of the letter “T”. In fact, it is almost as though there are two “T”s, one on the front and one on the back, since this energy must open both the front and the back sides of the upper torso.

Finally, the rest of the body is nice and straight, providing firm support – just like the bottom of the letter “T”.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #1zz:  
Imagine your shoulders as the top of a capital letter T.”

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