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Monday, August 8, 2016

Mad Monday Balancé

Mad Monday Balancé

Is there anything worse than a balancé that stays in almost the same spot? It gets a hippity-hoppity look, and doesn’t allow for much (or any) stretch in the legs or feet. Scary.

The solution is simple. That’s right, a simple answer for once. Use more plié. When the plié deepens the extended leg goes out further, and thus the dancer is able to travel a greater distance. A deeper plié also makes the balancé flow, with that lovely waltz-like quality the step demands. And all it takes is a slight deepening in the plié.

I told you it was simple!

Power to the plié!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #33r  
A balancé must travel, either side to side or forward and/or back.”

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