2 3 Technical Tuesday Pirouette En Dedans | Ballet Webb

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Technical Tuesday Pirouette En Dedans

Technical Tuesday Pirouette En Dedans
In a pirouette en dedans (often called an “inside turn”), dancers tend to think of bringing one side of the body (the right side if it is a left turn), toward the opposite side. This is essentially bringing the outside of the body toward the inside. This seems like the correct thing to do (it is called an inside turn, after all), but it doesn’t work well. In fact, it tends to completely unbalance the whole operation.
Instead, think of splitting the body down the center (figuratively speaking), dividing it into two equal halves. Now think of moving each side of the body away from the other. It sounds strange, but it works. You never want to move both sides of the body in the same direction at the same time in an en dedans pirouette.
There’s that equal and opposite energy thing again! Try it!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:
Ballet Secret #14y:
In a pirouette en dedans, think of the sides of the body going in opposite directions. 

                Link of the Day:

Quote of the Day:

“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
Marcus Aurelius

                Help expand the knowledge base!
 Leave a comment about any instructions, ideas, or images that worked best for you!  

Want to know more about me? Read my interview at Ballet Connections:

            Or "Like" me on my Facebook Author Page:

No comments:

Post a Comment