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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saturday Statute Lead

Saturday Statute Lead

Today’s Ballet Statute is pretty self-explanatory: Never jump like you are wearing a lead leotard. That sort of leotard would be heavy. Really heavy. In fact, if a lead leotard was, or could, be worn, getting off the ground at all would be nearly impossible.

Jumps must be light and consistent, and never earthbound. No surprise here. This is done by using a good, resilient plié, and a good consistent rebound. Rolling through the feet, both going up and coming down is critical – remember that the toes are like rocket boosters, sending the dancer upward into space.

Wearing a lead leotard would go over like a lead balloon.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Statute #85:  
“Never jump like you are wearing a lead leotard.”

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