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Monday, April 18, 2016

Madcap Monday Balance

Madcap Monday Balance

Today’s video Link of the Day made me think about balance and how important it is, not just for dancers, but for everyone. Having good balance is simply the ability to adapt to changing conditions, whether dancing or just walking.

A “static” balance – in passé at the barre for example – is never really static. There is a constant flow of energy in all directions, and the dancer’s supporting ankle often makes minor adjustments to compensate for changing conditions caused by essential things like breathing. That’s why it is so important to avoid “tensing up” while balancing.

Therefore, being able to effectively adjust to changing conditions is critical for good balance. It’s pretty critical for life, too.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #22v:  
Balancing well means adapting to changing conditions.

                Link of the Day:

Quote of the Day:
“My point is, life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The pina and the colada.”
Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously... I'm Kidding

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