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Friday, November 11, 2016

Fun Friday Poised Position

Fun Friday Poised Position

Dancers learn quickly that they are expected to be ready and exhibit good dance posture before the music begins for any exercise. But it is more than that. This ready-posture is critical for everything a dancer does.

If you have ever observed a cat preparing to pounce you have seen the coiling of energy that allows the animal’s quick and efficient movement (pounce) that follows (see today's Link of the Day). Dancers need to do this too. This “coiling” is all but invisible, but it must be there.

I call it the Poised Position. It must be more than just “pulling up”. The dancer’s posture is good, and there is an energy up as well as energy down running through the body. Now the dancer is ready (poised) for whatever movements may follow. 

It’s all about that two-way (or more) energy thing again!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:
Ballet Secret #10eee:  
“ Before beginning any exercise, stand in the Poised Position.”

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