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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wacky Wednesday Air

Wacky Wednesday Air

I’ve blogged often about the equal and opposite directions of energy that are so critical in ballet technique.

One way to help students understand this concept is to place your hand barely over their head when they are simply standing. Tell them to lift and send energy upward until their head touches your hand. Then move your hand and tell them to imagine constantly pushing air away -  just like they did when your hand was there.

You can then go on and explain that the directions of energy should also be downward and outward, using the same sensation.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #1xx:  
“Imagine pushing air away with the top of your head.”

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