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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wacky Wednesday Shrug

Wacky Wednesday Shrug

Shoulders that warm the earlobes are, unfortunately, a problem for some dancers. This habit is usually a sign of too much tension or even anxiety.

To help with this, have students shrug strongly, pulling the shoulders up to the ears, then have them relax totally, allowing the shoulders to fall back into a natural, relaxed position. Repeat. 

This will not only help provide necessary relaxation, it will allow the students to feel exactly where the shoulders should be for proper alignment.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #1zz  
To feel the correct downward energy in the shoulders, shrug and relax.

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