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Monday, April 25, 2016

Marvelous Monday Sewing

Marvelous Monday Sewing

Learning all those steps in ballet can be challenging. But the most vexing thing is what to do with them as they are being learned. Notice the word “as”. This is important. Simply learning each step individually isn’t enough – the steps must be learned at the same time the dancer learns how to sew them together.

This is what creates the all-important flow of movement. When this flow is achieved, the audience can’t tell where one step stops and another begins. It all moves seamlessly, and beautifully.

To do this, a dancer can’t wait until they know all the steps, they must learn to integrate them as they learn them. This involves thinking one step ahead. While performing one step, a dancer’s mind is already on the one coming up, even if they are not completely comfortable with it yet.

That’s just one reason why there is no such thing as a “stupid dancer”!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #22v:  
Sewing steps together seamlessly is important.

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