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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Super Saturday Crunching Statute

Super Saturday Crunching Statute

There is no crunching in ballet. Crunching is reserved for breakfast cereals and potato chips, not ballet technique. This is an absolute Statute, meaning there is never any circumstance where crunching is allowed. Never.

At no time should a dancer crunch their toes, crunch their spine, or crunch their lower back in an attitude or arabesque. Crunching means gravity wins. It is also uncomfortable and unattractive. A dancer should  always be resisting gravity and sending energy outward in all directions, and thus resisting the dreaded crunch.

Enjoy your crunchy cereal in the morning, but leave the crunchies on the table and keep them out of class.
From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Statute #68:  
“There is no crunching in ballet.”

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