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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wacky Wednesday More

Wacky Wednesday More

In any relevé, dancers must always try to go higher than they think they need to go. This is especially true in pointe work, because so often the lift isn’t sufficient to get the feet fully pulled up. Scary.

Why does this happen? Probably because the amount of lift necessary for a good relevé in ballet slippers is less than the lift needed for a poor relevé in pointe shoes. When dancers first attempt this, it can feel daunting. But it gets easier.

This lift is always balanced by and equal and opposite energy downward. But you already knew that!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #29b 
“In relevés, particularly on pointe, you must go higher than you think you need to go.”

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