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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wacky Wednesday Pliés and Peanut Butter

Wacky Wednesday Pliés and Peanut Butter

I’ve blogged several times about resistance and how important it is in ballet technique.   

So, here is yet another way to think about it, from the very beginning of class: pliés. Since pliés occur first, (or close), it is easy for some carry-over drooping to occur. Scary.

 Instead, during each plié, imagine descending and ascending through peanut butter. Smooth, creamy, peanut butter. If you are allergic to peanuts, imagine soy butter, or even thick apple butter. Any butter will do.

This provides enough resistance to produce better plies, and avoid carry-over drooping syndrome.

Peanut butter makes it better.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #2w
Imagine moving through peanut butter.”

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